“Christmas is a time when you get homesick even when you’re home.” ~ Carol Nelson.

mixed media Coming home for Christmas

(Mixed Media on 6x9" 140lb. BeePaper watercolour paper.)

Home is not always a destination found on GPS.  I suppose that at Christmas, we think a little more of what this word means to us.

It is the unexpected guests who come to the door with big smiles on their faces…

It is the crunchy snow underfoot on a cold night, and the promise of a warm house once the walk is done…

It is the mouthwatering smells wafting from a kitchen where food has been simmering on the stove while the turkey cooks in the oven all afternoon…

It is the sight of trees all decked in soft lights covered by fresh glittering snow…

It is the traditional carols sung at mass that bring to mind people who appreciated them… and who are no longer with us…

It certainly is the sight of family and friends enjoying good food around the dining room table.

And what would be Christmas without the excited faces of children waiting for Santa to come in the middle of the night?

While home may not be as much a physical place for many of us, Christmas will always be an occasion for loved ones to come together, and to create new memories wherever they might be on this special occasion.

Safe travels to anyone going home in the next few days.

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