Well, I’m nicely immersed in all things Christmassy, from tree lights and outings and wrapping paper to the strange dearth of Brussels sprouts in the supermarkets. (Is there a national shortage? Why did nobody tell us?) I fetched my brother over on the 21st, and I’ll take him back on the 28th, so we get 3 days of Advent at home together, and three days of Christmas.
I paused for just long enough to remember that I’d actually consulted Yi, back in November, asking for a guiding principle for the Christmas break. I went to remind myself of what it said, and found this moving line:
‘Constancy, good fortune: regrets vanish.
Nothing that does not bring harvest.
With no beginning, there is completion.
Before de-husking, three days.
After de-husking, three days.
Quite. De-husking’s the day after tomorrow.
Happy Christmas. 🙂