26
Dec
03

peace on christmas

hope everyone had a fulfilling xmas time celebrating, reflecting, loving and embracing the precious gift of one another.

precious moments recalling the day

7am : first waking thoughts from the wife, “…ugh! gotta get to work. oh wait, it’s xmas. *sigh* …ugh! gotta get to new york…doh! :silly:

8am : the temperature is pleasant. sunrays breaking through the morning and touch my face. packing the car with gifts. heading on our way to ny to have a xmas brunch with my family. furry woodland creatures scurrying across the roads at each turn.
no cars on rt 1. no cars ahead of me. clear open road all the way home.
no stores open. there’s something wonderful and peaceful about stores being closed. i imagined and hoped those who worked in those stores were enjoying their time off waking up late to those that loved them. it was a refreshing sight. no more hustling for work or shopping for gifts. the day has come. peace on rt 1.

8:38 : we arrive in chinatown. barely any cars around. there’s parking on every street. *sigh* it’s oh so quiet. peace in chinatown.

9am : home at my mom’s. home. just peace.

on opening presents this year…i was a kid again…completely blessed.
really, all i truly wanted for xmas this year was my wife. she is a gift. it’s incredibly warming to see people light up and their spirits lifted when they receive a great gift. moreso when they shed tears of joy and you can see them working through their thoughts and feelings, memories perhaps. you know their hearts are flooded with love. gratitude. such is peace.

people. time. love. life. all precious gifts.

i’m utterly grateful.

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