The ribbons have been salvaged and the wrappings tossed, the pine tree
needles have been swept away (although I will keep finding them in strange
places until springtime). Ornaments are tucked in boxes (including the two
tins of them I found that got missed when I was trimming the tree) and it is
all shoved deep in the attic, where it will rest until I drag it out again next
Early January is so cleansing, I want to go through every cupboard, box, and
shelf to pare down. But then my comfy couch, and a soft blanket, and a
good book call to me, and all good intentions fly away on the frozen breeze.
with the sounds of his Xbox, and his beloved Travis Pastrana movies
dancing through his head. I head in to the piles in my office, and the glow
of the tax package as it sits there on the shelf, waiting for me to dive in.
Mike will head out to the gym, ready to get fit for another year of dirt bike
And the world turns, and the snow crunches, and the afterglow of the
holidays lingers in the candles that still light the night.