Signs and Sounds of the Holidays, Too Soon?
It's the week after Halloween and all around us Christmas is closing in. How are you feeling about it? This was the sight outside my window at work today. Truthfully, I loved seeing Portland's holiday lights going up and was a bit jealous that I didn't get a ride in the cherry picker. Just a couple more weeks until the tree goes up in Monument Square, maybe I'll get my chance then. I was at Christmas Tree Shops yesterday to buy a turkey hat. Yes, a turkey hat- and as I walked through the doors the smell of cinnamon rolled over me, coming from some generously scented pine cones. I liked it. I liked it a lot. Then something else registered in my brain. Christmas music! I was surprised at how happy it made me! But it's true, "Winter Wonderland" playing made me want to spin in the aisles. I was thrilled and shocked, by my reaction to the overload of holiday stimulation! I might go back today.
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I may take my one horse open sleigh to vote today.