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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’s Reflection December 24, 2012

Posted by Tom Wells in Tom's Posts.

Merry Christmas. As a father of two, I get to enjoy some of the best things about this time of the year. I also become extra emotional when holiday movies get sentimental. The time with my family is put into an extra amount of appreciation when thinking of the terrible year this will be for some of the parents in Connecticut. If you’re a parent like me, you’ve been hugging your kids at least a little extra these days.

As I write this, Christmas is tomorrow and there is an electricity of anticipation in the air around our home. For us, the big event starts this evening when we go out for sushi before going to a Christmas Eve mass. Then we’ll cruise some neighborhoods for their light shows and return to open a gift each. The kids will spend the next few hours trying to go to sleep while my wife and I try to patiently wait for our chance to play Santa. My twelve-year-old daughter likes to still believe in Santa like she wants to believe that there are fairies and magic in the world. I can tell that her logical side knows differently, but her optimism still lets her consciously keep these things real to her. She makes me wonder if Santa really exists and that his magic includes planting the illusion that us parents are the ones delivering his gifts while he stealthily continues to fulfill his legacy.

As for me and writing, it’s been a year of testing my ability to stay on task while outside forces have interrupted the positive flow of the year before. I am still at it though and I of course am resolving to put even more energy into my writing in the coming year. So rather than dwelling on what has stalled my writing, I’m going back to the story I’ve been working on today.

Have a merry Christmas and here’s to a great New Year!


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