I've Loved You So Long
...I always feel awful when I'm finally forced to dismantle the
Christmas tree. The city's recycle/mulch program for trees takes
place way way too early for me to even consider par-
ticipating. I need many more weeks to garner joy from mine.
But my selfishness means my beloved tannenbaum
is ultimately chucked into the street for the trashmen to toss into
the regular garbage. So sorry. I cut off as many branches
and twigs as I can use. The branch ends that are sprouting
I saved and have in a vase with water. I took tons of
pictures, and put all the ornaments away mega-carefully. Oh well.
Kristen Scott-Thomas didn't get an Oscar nomination [my headline is the
title of her recent very sad film] , and now it's really really true that
Christmas is over.