This greenery has been up since before Christmas and I haven’t had the heart to take it down yet. Maybe because it still feels like winter or because by some miracle all of the needles haven’t fallen off yet (there is a secrete). The way the branches twist and turn reminds me of something from Dr. Seuss and just looking at them fills me up and makes me laugh a little inside.
I made a promise to myself at the new year to do what brings me joy regardless of what is seen as normal and safe. Leaving these Christmas decorations up till April feel symbolic of that promise. Here’s to practicing that promise in the little things and the big things, whatever they may be.