I even have a superstition that has grown on me
as the result of invisible hands
coming all the time..
Namely, that if you follow your bliss
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while,
waiting for you.
And the life that you ought to be living,
is the one you ARE living.
-joseph campbell

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Smallest Reindeer

Christmas has come and gone.
Delilah's first Christmas with us,
though we heard from her foster family
she was the "light"
of their winter celebrations last year.

On this day,
in the middle of a brutal cold spell down South
so many of the Christmas toys
seem to have been
used up,
sitting alone in the corner.

But the imaginations run clear and bright.
Christmas themes still dance just below the conscious mind,
and Cami and Delilah stay busy.

The photo shows a moment
just before the sleigh in the background took off.
Cami is tying on the smallest reindeer,
who accepted her assignment
and never asked
why she was not Santa Claus.

The sleigh contained pillowcases
full of toys.
I was given a doll without clothing.....
Maybe I will try and be a better girl next year.....

1 comment:

  1. Nekkid dolls? In the freezing cold?? What is the matter with you, girl? No wonder Santa left you so little. He knew what kind of doll mom you'd be. LOLOL