Monday, December 26, 2011

Post-Christmas Glow In Brooklyn

Tough love confession, because we're such good pals, cool cats. This was not the easiest Christmas... The joy of the holiday season was side-swiped by the fact that it's the first holiday without my spouse of the past 10 years. There were moments that called for a brave face and making the best of a situation that was not ideal. Surely, many of us have endured a similar state of affairs with the loss of loved ones...

Frankly, I'm relieved it's over... the innate pressure of making the season a joyous celebration, whether or not personal circumstances merit what habit tells us is expected. Today, I took a leisurely walk across the Heights Promenade, sans all that is Christmas, and exhaled... and for the first time, enjoyed the beauty of neighborhood, tourists soaking in the view, the decorations... including a stunning sunset and festive post-dusk lights along the future World Trade Center. *