Season's Greetings from the Freshtown bear.
Freshtown is our Catskills grocery store,
and it is well populated with carved bears.
Every year I do less and less holiday decorating
and enjoy it more and more.
Just imagine a single wreath on this old barn.
and a tree. Greens scattered here and there.
Outside, a tree with colored lights.
Inside, the first time I've used white lights in many years.
We are doing our family Christmas with the boys this weekend.
Christmas Eve I will find a candlelight church service,
and on Christmas proper I will be at the cat shelter in the morning,
then a movie and Chinese food.
I am almost free of tradition, and it is liberating.