A couple years ago, Ricky and I started a little year-end tradition. We like to choose a project to do sometime in the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day that will honour the year that we just completed. This year we chose to make a photo book of our favourite photos from 2020! It was a lot of fun to go through our photos from the year and argue about which ones should go in the book. (Don’t worry… there was no real arguing. Just some friendly debating and teasing.)
The photo book arrived early in January, and we love it so much. It’s the kind of book that we would set on the coffee table for friends to look at when they come over. But alas, we are currently in lockdown and there are no friends coming over these days.
Indulge me as I imagine that you came over for a chat and are paging through the book beside me….
How are you?
Come on in! It’s so GOOD to see you!
Can I get you some water or tea? (I’m afraid that if you want coffee, you’ll have to make it yourself, as I don’t drink it and always forget the proper measurements for making it. You’d like coffee? Okay! The tin of coffee is in that cupboard there. Help yourself! I like to see you in my kitchen. Makes me feel happy.)
Why don’t we sit on the couch while we wait for our drinks? Here… have a blanket! Isn’t this January sun just lovely?
Oh! Sure, you can look at the photobook! Actually, I’d love if you would. It’s been dying to be looked at. It’s our favourite photos from 2020. We made it on New Year’s Eve, after eating a whole lot of delicious snacks. We were so busy making it that we actually didn’t even notice when midnight came!
Sorry, I’ll try to be quiet now, and let you look at it.
I’ll go check on our drinks. You just make yourself comfortable.
Thanks for joining me in these memories. 2020 was a strange and difficult year, but it sure does hold some good memories too! I hope that you find that to be true for yourself as well.
We find ourselves in strange times, but we carry much light with us.