Slam, Bam, and Crashing into the Holidays

Three things that rang in my holiday season

Nikki Barr

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Photo by Conscious Design on Unsplash

My lovely Medium writer friend, Jill Ebstein put out a little challenge in a not so recent post (I’m behind) asking what three things will start the holiday season.

My response was a broken tree, sparkles in the rain, and an upgrade to first class, which I promised myself I would write. But that isn’t quite the order — as lyrically pleasing though I find it, life is not always so lyrical.

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Sparkles in the rain. Every year, sometime in November, the holiday twinkle lights start going up. There are a few schools of thought on this tradition: white lights only, solid color, multicolor. And, unless you have a Clark Griswold as a father (as I do), ne’er shall the schools collide.

I prefer the simplicity of white lights. The reflection back of all colors have a sparkle to them that is unique. It isn’t…

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Nikki Barr

Normal human in an extraordinaire world. Memoir / Humor / Just Life