Last Christmas light

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There’s that beautiful moment where the last light of the day, mixes with the lights of your Christmas tree and the room just glows. There’s a beautiful mix of promise and warmth in that light. So many people cut Christmas off abruptly on the 26th. Others wait for the 1st of January. I always wait through the full 12 days of Christmas.

As the Feast of the Ephihany approaches, the light on Christmas slowly goes out. It’s important to enjoy those last moments.

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Christmas playlist- Band Aid 2014 Feed the World

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Every year I post up some of my favorite Christmas carols and songs. I’m an unapologetic Christmas junkie. My tree is a gaudy mess of ornaments and lights. My home is full of a variety of Christmas crap. I live by the motto: If it doesn’t move, decorate it.

My taste in Christmas music reflects this. Feed the World has been critiqued on and off for many years. Those who live in Africa, or have strong ties to the line, “do they know it’s Christmas time at all” correctly point out that yes, they do indeed know it’s Christmas in Africa. Yet the song endures as a classic piece of 80s kitsch. It rolled out in 1984, and earwormed me but good. It remains a favorite.

This year, the song has been reworked to help raise funds for Ebola in Africa. So I kick off my Christmas playlist with the 2014 (reworked) Feed the World.

Evening musings, lost words.

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The goal remains some type of engaged writing daily. I’ve plunked out two sentences on my Nano project in two days. The goal is to not get in the mindset of putting it off. Even that tiny effort means that creative efforts continue.

There was a minor data setback. I saved over new text with an older version on the backup. I can either go back and spend hours hunting the text down, or say screw it and just generate new words. I think the latter will save me time and frustration in the long run.

Too often we spend time trying to fix something, when the quicker and less stressful resolution is to just keep going forward.

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