Spirit of Christmas Now

Christmas is traditionally a tumultuous time in my head and heart. For many many many years, I have found myself unable to shake the pertinacious ghosts of Christmas past. Troublesome demons that inhabit memories that should be long forgotten but just wont let go.

Christmas times with my extended family left blistering scars that have never really healed.

This year I spent Christmas Eve's eve with wonderful people. I laughed so much and and enjoyed myself so fully that I thought that I may burst.

We had a delicious supper. We built a house. We played with shadows. We spooned raisins out of our mulled wine and had some joulu torttu.

"I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!"
Ebenezer Scrooge


  1. merry christmas to you my dear Yasumi. I am so very very glad I have you in my life!

  2. And Merry Christmas to you too. Here's to many beautiful merry days with no ghosts around!

  3. Have a wonderful Christmas, my dear. ^^

  4. Joulutorttu is the best! Those look kinda messy though... :)
    Merry Christmas!!

  5. Merry Christmas to You!

    I am very glad I am able to read your interesting and inspiring blog.


  6. Nice post Merry Xmas!!!

  7. I'm glad you had a great day!! *hugs*

  8. LOL!! I shall be sure to inform my friends! Merry Christmas to you too!

  9. Itsalondonthing Imz29 December 2011 at 23:59

    I like how youve used teh lighting on the ginger bread house. Its spooky 

  10. xmas gatherings with friends are the best times :) glad you had a wonderful time!


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