This was the best christmas ever. Spent in the loving embrace of family and friends. The current economic situation has brought its blessing by taking more of the focus away from conspicuous consumption and put more focus on experiences: warmth, laughter, love, touch, conversation, and good home cooking from scratch!
I watched my perfect children in bloom under all the attention from the people who (it seems only yesterday) were their age.
This year, with my mother getting older, I took over the bulk of the Christmas cooking, at her home. It involved a lot of hard work that in previous years, I’d taken for granted. Both she and my father-in-law were relieved.
At the end of the evening, by unanimous decision I was asked to host next year’s Christmas.
I may be ageless, but I’ve finally grown up.