"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories."
~An Affair to Remember
Taking down the Christmas decorations always saddens me.
As I safely tuck away the remnants of another holiday season, I pause to reflect upon the new, happy memories and the old, well worn traditions. I'm sad to see my favorite ornaments and decorations hibernate for another year, but I'm glad to know that they will emerge again, rekindling all the same feelings of excitement and childish merriment.
As I'm preparing to undecorate, I can't help but thank Mother Nature for her kindness and sympathy. It's almost as if she's helping me along this "letting go of Christmas" rut.
Maybe I'm crazy, but there's something about the apples in my neighbor's lawn that remind me of Santa hats.
Do you see it, too? (grin)