I love this time of year. Writing, social media, and all things internet are put on the back burner. Great food is served with a heaping side of memories and camaraderie. We are a diverse bunch from various social classes and political views, but there’s a tacit agreement among everyone to leave polarization and politics at the door. We simply refuse to allow the ridiculousness of the world to interfere with our precious time together.
And for those that couldn’t make it home, we take time to text, phone, send pictures or short videos, so they are included in the familial mayhem.
Present are opened. Thoughtfullness shared. Games played.
That is the heart of the holidays.