you don"t need to save the crystal for a special day, even water tastes better in a "Fancy Glass"

Monday, December 31, 2012

As the year ends.

the christmas rush is in the past.
We are home for the quiet of a big city largely empty.
New years in Japan is a cleaning out, thoughtful, peaceful holiday.
A time to pause and consider.
There is much considering to do.
There is also much tea drinking, and doggie snuggling, and loitering and
lazing around to do. While I think about the future.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Home for the Holidays

Tap dancing santas, and baking
and food
and family and
by the way palm trees- but
There is snow on the cabinet top.
Makes dreams of a white christmas
come true.
And all the love makes it
all cozy anyway.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wintery Heart

Feeling clear, cold and blue.
Just like a December morning in Tokyo.
The detachment is helpful in the chaos.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Winding Down

Final bursts of color
and lights 
and yellow and brown leaves 
as we wind down this 
interesting year. 
It has been a year of moving, and changes
and passion and collapse
and so much more. 
I feel a need for some quiet thinking 
and pondering what is next.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Holiday Tea Time

the only thing better than delicious, strong, hot, tea with milk and sugar
is that same tea all dressed up for christmas-
with carols
and lights
and sweet things
and dreams
and old ornaments
and older movies
and friends
and family
and presents with bows
and some without
figgy pudding, goose, cheese plates, family await