Kind promise: I will forgive with wild abandon.

Here we are in December
Take the visions you have
Of perfect family
Perfect home
Perfect gifts

Watercolor paintingHold them up for blessing
You wanted that
Of course you did
Those visions come
from eons
of creaturely hunger

Honor them
honor yourself for wanting them
and release them

Let them waft away
on a gentle breeze
as you stand bravely
in your real life

These are your people –
Love them.
This is your home –
Make within it
a place of beauty and blessing

Perfect gifts surround you
the crunch of your shoe in snow
the hot drink against your tongue
the candle in the window

Be here this December