The Time Between

There is a lull between Christmas and the New Year that doesn’t occur at any other time during the year. The frantic activity leading up to Christmas Day–the shopping, gift wrapping, baking, cleaning, and decorating–culminates with the unwrapping of gifts and the celebration with family that follows.

Some people may call this lull a letdown after all the excitement. Others may take it as an opportunity for the reflection they didn’t find time for during Advent. Those with children home for a week from school will take the time for family activities. Some gifts may be exchanged at the mall, and thank you notes written, but by and large it is a quiet week.

It will soon enough be time to take down the tree and store the colored balls, the tinsel, the lights. Time enough to put away the toys and clothing and games. To decide whether to reheat the leftovers from the feast one more time to to toss them.

We read or watch reruns on television, or take afternoon naps. No work beckons. Time spins out in front of us, time with no demands or schedule. Our resolutions for the New Year have yet to be written and acted on.

It is a lazy, sweet time that won’t come again for another year.

I hope you are taking advantage of it to rest and recuperate before it all starts again. In the meantime, I wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope it is blessed and productive, and filled with wonderful surprises.

 

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