FROM MY HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE: I write this week with the happiest wishes for your holiday season, but also to share a treasured framed picture that I drew when I was maybe 6 years old, probably with my first box of Crayolas. All those years ago, apparently I visualized living in a little red and green house in the sunshine, a place where I could stand in the yard watching all of Nature unfold.
I found the picture in storage here last year, deep in a box my mother had saved for me many years ago–a box that I had never looked in before. The image must have stuck with me and motivated me because here I am, in just such a place, Christmas-ey exterior color scheme and all. Amazing. Thanks for keeping me such good company, and joy to you this season and always.