Ah, my favorite part of the holiday season is now - between Christmas and New Years Day. The twinkling lights are still up and there is a feeling of hushed contentment. It's time to reflect and make plans for the coming year.
As part of my nostalgic mood, I'm showing this pastel that I did about nine years ago. This has been a nostalgic Christmas. My brother took out some slides that my parents took of us when we were young children and we viewed them on Christmas Eve. It's a bittersweet time of year for most of us. We can't help but miss all of those who are now gone.
But it's also a time to be grateful and look ahead with faith and hope. I hope you all have a Happy and Blessed New Year!