Joining in with Susannah Conway’s December Reflections.
Today’s (or, rather, yesterday’s) prompt: Sparkle….
Everyone gets a bit more of a sparkle in their eye at Christmastime, don’t they?
The Christmastime world becomes – as if by magic – coated in a sheen of kindness, a veneer of optimism, and everything seems not only possible but probable.
An atmosphere of giddy expectation fills the air, and everything fills with hope.
Kisses under the mistletoe for eager but shy teenagers.
Expectant faces writing Christmas lists.
Even more expectant faces, bodies hardly containing the excitement…running towards the tree on Christmas morning.
Cheer, laughter, joy around tables; family gathered, stories unfolding, delighted in once again.
It’s a magical time of year.
A time to shine, to sparkle.
To put on your best clothes, assume your best mood, to think the best of everyone and everything.
Christmastime life is a life lived more immediately, that much more fully immersed in the moment.
Is that what makes it even more special, I wonder?