Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas dinner

Luminarias in front of the house, during one of the moments when they were all burning.

The table.

It has been a lovely Christmas here at Desert Farne. Friends and family enjoying each other's company. My ex-daddy-in-law was engaged and engaging, which is pretty impressive in one's mid-90s. Great food, if I say so myself, though I only fixed half of it and Bill the rest. Even after living apart for seven years we're an amazing team in the kitchen.

I am beyond grateful for his presence in my life.

There was the joy of old and new friends.

Now the dishes are all done and folks were sent home with See's candies.

I can catch my breath. At least tonight. A busy weekend remains.

Prayers offered for the lonely this Christmas, the homeless, the hungry, the depressed, those caught up in war and civil strife, the frightened, the grieving. May we strive for a society where basic human needs are met, the dignity of every person honored, and peace flows over and through us.

--the BB


susan s. said...


Paul said...

Merry Christmas, Susan!

Grandmère Mimi said...

The table is beautiful. I'm glad you had a good day, Paul.

Amen to your prayers - again.

Jane R said...

Wonderful, Paul. I join you in praise.