The new year finds me back in New Mexico. A harsh beauty. Today is frigid. My Florida thin blood deeply feels the cold. It is good to be here, helping mom take down the holiday decor. Basking in old memories, listening to her stories of various items. The tea cup and saucer from her grandmother. The tree ornament her mother gave her. The cottages and house trimmed with lights and snow. The ceramic want figure from my folks first Christmas together. ’tis the season…

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