Christmas Day preparations were scattered with chocolate box treats. 4 finches perched wanton in the pet shop. Brown paper hares adorning magenta wrapping. A Blackbird shadow in the bindery light. Remembering to look and saturate eyes with other visions of the season comes hard, but meditative making and a Frank Capra philosophy pays dividends.
'You can only take with you, that which you have given away' - Peter Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life. I cried harder than ever this year when Clarence got his wings. Very Merry Christmas.