Toast to the Poinsettias
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013I have no idea why I love Christmas -- I just do.
I have the corniest album of songs playing in
the kitchen, and a friend in Sweden sent me
some Christmas carols sung by a wonderful
choir in Swedish. So when I want beautiful
music I listen to that.
My son and I have baked cookies, we have some
pine boughs on top of the kitchen cabinet, and
the tree is waiting for us to slow down on our
work, bring it in off the back porch, and put
our decorations on it. We had so much fun
buying it the other night from Sonny --
a very funny guy who we've been getting
great trees from since the kids were little.
Maybe I do know. It's the excitement -- everyone
hurrying around trying to get family and friends
presents, people dressing up and toasting the season,
cards and cookies and kindness -- covering the
city like the blanket of snow outside. And Stephen
Colbert singing Silent Night tonight.
Here's a painting of a poinsettia -- wishing you
all the joy of the season.
Have a -getting-ready-for-the-holidays day!