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December 24, 2003
oh so quiet

So there it is, that little tree. I actually had to undress it, as it came wrapped in some really ugly red foil and was decorated with some glittery styrofoam balls. Poor tree. It was one of the last, dwarfed ones. The last leftovers. I really hope that it is going to survive more than the holidays. The last thing I would want to do would be to kill a christmas tree, slowly... so i will need to be very careful. Right now it does look like a bonsai Christmas tree... Hmm, and yes, the needles are prickly...
I will follow the instructions, the ones that came on a drenched piece of paper with the tree. It is raining. It is a warm, spring-rain, it feels like spring, in a city, not necessarily in new york. At least not on the upper westside. There seemed to be fewer cars, fewer people in the street, fewer of everything else as well. This is the final chance, the final days, this is the time, let's buy whatever is left over. The wine store on 93rd seemed to be out of bordeaux (at least the kind under $150), there was just not much left in general. I guess everybody is giving wine to their doormen?, to somehow distract them from a lower than usual end of year gift?... Or maybe it is just good to give wine... And I wonder why I am writing about wine here anyway... it is Christmas eve, the evening when it all somehow happens. Or used to happen. Or will happen...
There will be Japanese food for dinner tonight. This might be the easiest way to keep up with the tradition of having twelve dishes.
It is a very quiet time. All good, all good... I think... let's celebrate... somehow... please...


Feliz Navidad my friend.

Posted by: redd on December 24, 2003 11:45 AM

seasons greetings, you lovely thing. take care of yourself and relaaaaaaax :)

Posted by: shauna on December 24, 2003 05:36 PM

it's oh so still....
möge nur das beste geschehen.

Posted by: tinkerbell on December 24, 2003 06:07 PM

Joyeux Noel, Witold. It's raining here in Ottawa, too. Cheers!

Posted by: Andrea on December 24, 2003 06:08 PM

happy day and happy new year :)

Posted by: john on December 24, 2003 06:42 PM

Nadolig Llawen Witold!

Posted by: Sian on December 24, 2003 06:56 PM

It's raining here in Cambridge, Ontario, too.
Happy Holidays!!

Posted by: Donna on December 24, 2003 09:23 PM

wow, this is fantastic! international greetings!
you guys have no idea how happy these comments made me!

Posted by: Witold Riedel on December 25, 2003 03:46 AM

Wishing you a very lovely Christmas from a very warm downunder!
Sydney, Australia

Posted by: Julie on December 25, 2003 04:53 AM


Best wishes to you and yours during these holidays.


Posted by: resonance on December 25, 2003 10:25 AM

Wesolych Swiat!

A rainy christmas is exactly what I'd love right now. Near 40 degree weather is not the most memorable way to spend this holiday!


Posted by: Banky on December 25, 2003 11:39 AM

It's not quite yet time to say 'akemashite omedetou gozaimasu' so here's another Christmas greeting from the Antipodes. Hope you had a lovely day with family and friends. I've just spent my first one with my folks in over 10 years! Can you believe that?! Merry Christmas from Auckland, New Zealand!!! :-)

Posted by: lil on December 26, 2003 12:21 AM
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