From our backyard, December 24, 2007
And on a slightly twisted holiday note, and in the spirit of trying to still believe it’s a wonderful life without Sandy by my side, a little movie starring Sandy and I and assorted family. We love this movie, but I think Sandy with her sense of humor even through the darkest times would approve the new casting…
click here… It’s a Wonderful Life
(You may have to click play or replay a couple times to see the whole thing, since it stops sometimes while playing)
But when the holiday hope fades and a sick sense of humor won’t always make me smile, I have the old song by Joni Mitchell in my head…
It’s coming on Christmas
They’re cutting down trees
They’re putting up reindeer
And singing songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on
But there’s too much snow on the river, so I guess I’ll go back out cross-country skiing.. maybe tonight in the moonlight like Sandy and I always loved doing.
PS — 10:00 pm… The dogs (they seemed a bit perplexed, but happy, at this nighttime jaunt) joined me as I skied around the meadow at the end of our road a few times… along both rivers with the mountains glowing silver all around… there is nothing quite so beautiful, magical and peaceful as skiing in the light of a full moon… this photo I took tonight doesn’t really capture it, but maybe hints at what it was like… a good way to spend Christmas Eve….