I exhale with relief as I cross Christmas off the calendar. Is it really over? I feel like Ripley at the end of Alien – out of the shower and starting to relax only to discover the alien is lurking in the space capsule. Have I completed all the Christmas rites? Or is there some nagging monstrous detail…?
We added a new tradition, reading aloud from American Christmas Stories, a new Library of America anthology. (We especially enjoyed pieces by Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley.) Our Christmas walk also had “literary” allusions – sort of.
The dinner took so long that I tried to find a pizza place, but we eventually ate the main course after the pie. I hope you had a festive Christmas, and you can read about mine here. https://thornfieldhallredux.blogspot.com/2021/12/the-end-of-christmas.html