Wednesday, December 21, 2016

(The Invention of) Tradition

...implies a connection with the past that is not necessarily present. I would argue, however, that it is not that the connection is not present, but that there is no connection at all, as connection refers to linked separates. These are not separate, these years, these children, this time. It is all one fluid standing in front of a tree.

2016

2015

2014

2013


2012


2011


2010
2009 (missing)

2008

  2007

My apologies for sounding like a stoned undergrad. Time does that to me, maybe Christmas, too, how it is that I was just laying beneath the tree with my brother, the lights, the very large teddy bear I got the year my parents played Randy Newman's "Short People" over and over. How there is another year out there with a song that has not been thought of yet, the same tree, the same curve of a cheek, everything thick, the love carved deep and close to the bone.

I swear, I am not stoned. Just lucky. Just really, really fucking lucky.

Happy holidays, to you & yours.

xo,
S

6 comments:

Tracy Geist said...

Best. Holiday. Card. Ever. ❤šŸ˜˜❤

Gabrielle said...

Perfection.

Gabrielle said...

Perfection.

Nancy Fastenau said...

I love this tradition of yours. Please do it always.
Love you. Nancy

Nancy Fastenau said...

I love this tradition of yours. Please do it always.
Love you. Nancy

Anonymous said...

My kid starts school this, I have just the one child (was going to say an only child but "just the one" sounds slightly better, please feel free to suggest an alternative), and the one fluid moment resonates as I don't see her as the one year old she was, the two year old etc. You put it better than I can and that's why love your writing.