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incense and peppermint

Day 52 of 365: a year in songs and photos

Song: Strawberry Alarm Clock, Incense and Peppermint

Really, what else would I have called this one? Sure, there’s no incense, but I’ve been singing this song in my head all day since I shot this picture.

I was thinking about Christmases past today and how nostalgia sometimes makes a mockery of our memories. Did I ever really have the perfect Christmas that exists in my mind, the one which I hold up as an example of what all our Christmases should be like?

I don’t know why I have these expectations of a Norman Rockwell holiday when all we’ve ever really had is a Griswald Christmas.

Which is fine, really. Christmas has always been good. Not perfect, but always good. And there’s nothing wrong with having a little Griswald in your Christmas. Perfect is boring.

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