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I went out today, my first venture into the commercial world since a few days before Christmas. As I drove up to Stop & Shop, I thought, "Yay, there'll be no irritating Salvation Army person there, asking for money, no crowds of shoppers, no annoying Christmas music and pointless decorations, whew."
And then, as I walked up to the store, I realized that I really missed all that stuff. I missed the cheery Salvation Army bells, and the energetic woman who dances wildly at the Groton Stop & Shop. I missed putting my dollar in the pot and feeling helpful. I missed the sappy Christmas songs that I hum along with, or whistle to, or even sing aloud. I missed the bright Christmas decorations, and the people with their stuffed carts and their happy plans and their hopes of joy and peace.
For a crazy moment, I thought - Maybe we should have Christmas all year round, or at least all winter.
Nah. It's better to miss it. Just a little.
So... what do you think of the frog?
He's pretty darn cool...and so is that turtle below!
Thanks, Denise! It is fun branching out into more creatures. I always worry about being Too Cute by Half... but as long as I keep a watchful eye out, I think I will be OK. Thanks for reading and commenting!
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