Tuesday, December 11, 2007

      ( 8:49 PM ) teahouse
Ode to December

I've been reading a lot, and hearing a lot from friends, about how stressed out they are because there are only TWO WEEKS between now and Christmas.

That's only 14 more shopping days.

But what I want to shout is, "Stop and smell the roses!"

Or the holly and the pine needles. Because after all, this is December.

And I think December kind of gets the shaft. Because we're all looking forward to Christmas, which is at the end. Or New Year's, which is at the very end.

December is a wonderful month! Let's slow down and enjoy it!

My best friend and the Fiance were both born in December. So was Beethoven, who gave us 9 wonderful symphonies, a bunch of terrific string quartets and concertos, and one awesome opera. Go Beethoven!

I know he looks surly in this photo, but deep down he does cherish my appreciation of him.

December 8 is Mothers Day in Panama. December 10 is World Human Rights Day. December 12 is Independence Day in Kenya!

December is a great month. Usually things slow down at work. It's usually when we see our first snowfall here in New York City.

It's when I like to relax with a cup of hot chocolate and a hot bath at home, and think about the year.

I usually spend at least part of December in an eggnog-induced stupor.

And December means Advent, a great time of year when we wait for the arrival of Christmas, and sing hymns like "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." My favorite hymn of the season.

So here's to you, December. I appreciate the contribution you make to every year.



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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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