The air in the house is full of cardamom, cinnamon, bay and clove...and excitement: tonight is Christmas Eve.
I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. I thought of you all on solstice a few days ago, while lighting my midwinter's eve candles, and wished you peace and light.
Thanks to Charles Dickens, the very words I am searching for are already written for me:
May it be truly said of us, and all of us....that we know how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possesses the knowledge.
God bless us, every one!