Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Happy Inauguration!

I will be flying back to South Carolina from New York City as President Obama is being sworn in. I'll be sorry to miss the moment in real time, but in a way, it's appropriate for me to be in the air, going from my beloved city home to my "lovely village of the hills", to quote from Edgefield poet, Sarah Rainsford Collett. It seems I will always live my life between two poles. I'm a Gemini, after all. Does that explain it?

I'm thinking on this Christmas Eve of all my distant and absent friends and family. I miss you all and embrace you all and send you all the glad tidings of the season, meaning joy and peace and muddling through together, no matter how far flung.

Sentimental blessings on your heads and hearts.