The children are home from school and Christmas Break officially has commenced. We are all most happy about this.
It feels rather significant to have made it to this season of rest and celebration. Our Christmas will be quiet this year. We shall miss our dear ones, to be sure, but two weeks of a virtually blank calendar seems like heaven. Fireside evenings, holiday food, festive lights, day-trips, and lazy mornings ... and just each other.
In this intensely nutty adventure we are on, we are also gifted with much more stillness than ever before. These days of extremes both stretch the muscles of our very being to a point of pain and exhaustion ... and then there is recovery in days heavy with joy and quiet.