Christmas Eve is a time for candlelight. It is a time when one desires nothing more than family and soft music. Who can say what passes through our hearts on Christmas Eve? Strange thoughts, undefinable emotions, and sudden tears-- All this and more, unbidden, come without reason.
For this is Chrismas Eve.
Our evening brought singing, stories, and the final lighting of our Advent Spiral.
Our evening brought a walk with lanterns, under the starry sky.
We wondered at the stars, left food for the wild animals, and scurried inside as coyotes howled all around us.