Christmas revisited

Now I am in a faith that has its own religious holidays, and Christmas isn't one of them.  We don't have anything that is similar that occurs around the same time of year.  We celebrate the Birth of the Bab on 20 October and the Birth of Baha'u'llah on 12 November, and we have a time for gift giving during Ayyam-i-ha, which runs from 26 February to 1 March, but that's not considered a holiday.

So then, where does Christmas belong in my heart?

listen, the snow is falling

I walked outside my old co-op house at about 7 p.m. tonight and was delighted to see cascades of snowflakes falling from the sky.  The streetlamps lighting up downtown Madison revealed night air filled with little moving white dots that felt as alive as they were quiet. They were sticking to the ground and making lawns, cars, and rooftops white, but not really accumulating much beyond that. 

music to pack by

Tomorrow is the big moving day.

Up until today, I've been laser-beam focused in my preparation for this move. I got a lot done quickly, and I think I'm more organized with this move than ever before.  But today is harder.  I took off from work today to make final preparations and I must admit that it's a bit harder now than it has been to stay focused.