Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Happiness in a Red Suit
And there HE is. Fresh from storybook pages. Velvet suit and snow-white beard. Surprise. Excitement. Joy. Terror. The wash of emotion through the sea of children is vast. He rings his bells. He ho-ho-ho's and shakes his round, red belly. From his mighty sack he delivers a special toy to each shinny girl and boy. He is Yuletide magic. He is happiness in a red suit. He is Father Christmas and he is REAL!
And just like he came, in the wink of an eye, he is gone back into the storm, the wind carrying a lingering, "Merry Christmas!" as he is lost from our sight.