What happens if you don't celebrate Christmas? I've been withdrawing from it for years. This year I think I'll break up with it for good (or for at least this year). I don't think Christmas will miss me.
My old friend Kirk Anderson once rebelled against Christmas and gave his friends and family special rocks and stones he had picked up on beaches. This was not well received.
Last year I made ornaments out of shells and small stones. The tree looked a little, uh, rustic.
The dead are not coming back to visit.
I predict the lake will be grey, and with a lighter grey sky.
The solstice, however, is welcome. Pretty soon it won't be dark at 4:30 pm. That's something to cheer about.