I Guess I Still Believe in Santa. Do You?

When we were young, it was easy to believe in Santa. Now that we’ve grown up, it’s easy not to believe in Santa. He’s going to take off his costume when he goes home. And pull off his fake beard. And maybe he’ll pass by us on the street before the New Year comes to … Continue reading I Guess I Still Believe in Santa. Do You?

In Praise of Gift Wrapping

I enjoy wrapping and unwrapping gifts, and I especially enjoy watching unwrapped gifts lie untouched on the desk or under the Christmas tree, teasing my curiosity.  Who can say which gifts are the most precious? Those we receive unexpectedly? Those that come from afar? Those that need a long time to reach us, and for … Continue reading In Praise of Gift Wrapping

The Best Birthday Gift

With my birthday just around the corner, I thought I might as well buy myself a well-deserved gift or two, some tea and books of course, in anticipation of the gifts others will likely give me. For birthdays have indeed that power to summon you into the memory of people who are usually too occupied … Continue reading The Best Birthday Gift