For children, and even some adults, Christmas Eve sits on the verge of joy.
“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”
― A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
“..that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself”
– Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
“When I think something nice is going to happen I seem to fly right up on the wings of anticipation; and then the first thing I realize I drop down to earth with a thud. But really, Marilla, the flying part is glorious as long as it lasts…it’s like soaring through a sunset. I think it almost pays for the thud.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
Today is all of that. I hope you’re enjoying… wherever you are, whatever you’re doing…