There seems to be a season separate from the four honored ones. The sparkle of the holidays is upon us, for good and perhaps sad times that surface.
Keeping your head up and shoulders back is the only thing to do as you pass along those sparkling blue eyes of children looking at the wonders of Santa in a shopping mall.
Thinking of past times of my own childhood where I saw dancing dolls in a store window while holding my mom and sisters hands, all bundled in red, fluffy coats that sparkled in orange sunlight.

Opening up like a rose

Giving and receiving gifts of love