Sunday, 29 December 2013

Holiday in pictures

This is just a quick hello. We've been cocooned away for a little, savouring the last days of solitude and peace this time has afforded. But here, succumbing to popular demand, I present you with a visual record of some of my favourite moments and random discoveries during the last few weeks.

Much as I do love all the syrupy sweetness of the holidays (confession: I could happily listen to Last Christmas on loop and not gag), I know that many of us who are vulnerable, hurting or feeling isolated struggle to feel the jollity of this season. All the artifice of the happy families stuff can feel forced. Like salt in the wound for those of us whose families don't look like we hoped they would, or when someone is missing. I know there have been disappointments and reasons for hope in this community in recent days (as in life), and although I haven't had the time to comment lately, you have all been on my mind.

In our own quiet holiday celebrations this year - when we miss most acutely those who we wish were here but aren't, and have tried to leave space to honour our sadness as well as joy - H and I have had some bitter (more on which later) and some sweet. Today I'm sharing the sweet, with the genuine hope that, if you are facing darkness, you too shall find some small light which brings hope and comfort. 













7 comments:

  1. Beautiful pics Sadie! I hope the bitter is not so bitter and is counterbalanced by the sweet ... thinking of you.

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  2. Beautiful photos, as always! I hope you have more sweet than bitter in the new year!

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  3. I am so envious of your trip! Lovely photos. :)

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  4. Your photos look like they are straight out of a fairy tale. Happy New Year to you!

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  5. Wow... what a spectacular Christmas! I love all the lights.

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  6. Those are such great shots! I always love looking at your photographs. Thanks for sharing!

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