Some scenes from the last few days. We celebrated the night of the solstice in tradition with fire, hot chocolate, some painting and lots of candles. There was Christmas with lots ripping, smiling, enjoying. Lots of handmade gifts this year, and there was lots to be eaten, of course.
I am always grateful for this span of days--after the crush and busy-ness of all our holiday preparations and activities, when all of life around us seems to simply slow down. The streets are emptier, the air in LA is cleaner, and we are able to detach from our usual routines and settle into a slower, more relaxed rhythm. It may be, I dare say, my favorite time of the year. Hope you are also able to savor it closely with those you love.