SNOW plus MAIL equals MAAAGGGIIICCC
I spent yesterday catching up on my life and one way I did that was reading all the final posts that came in from November's Month of Mail! It was soo vastly satisfying to hold the entire month's mail in my hands and fondle it greedily. It was wonderful to see people responding with such appreciation for not only the mail, but also for the idea itself. I cannot say enough about what a wonderful month it was.
If mail isn't enough magic to bask in (can one bask in magic?), the heavens opened up and poured down its glorious white love upon my country home.
And snow reminds me...
(Warning: long-winded diatribe to follow)
I don't think we have enough magic in our lives as adults. I've encounterd countless people who feel that getting into Christmas (ie, buying a tree!!!) is unecessary if there are no children around to enjoy it. I know everyone loves watching children's faces as they marvel at the magic of lights and mangers of Jesus, but I can't help but feel a small loss when adults cannot register a similar magic. Joelio and I become children around this time of year, putting on music all the time, opening squares in advent calendars, ooohing and aaahing over our tacky Christmas decorations. We have no small children in this household, but we have plenty of magic.
Fall of 2008 brought with it a deep depression, and one of the major symptoms of this depression was the loss of magic in life. Nothing interested me...trees were just trees, not living souls. Stars were just burning things in the sky, not a map of ancient perspectives. Christmas was obligation and debt, not candlelight and conversation. For whatever reason, the magic has returned and I couldn't feel more grateful for it.
This season, I truly hope the advent brings you magic, and if not, at least HOPE for magic to come. I hope this magic is for YOU and not just the little souls in your life...