"Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!"
~ Albert Einstein ~
Nonetheless, even knowing all that, I feel sad for it.
We've had some challenging Christmases in the past so I thought it might be a relief to keep it simple this year and do our own thing, and now that I'm too far away to even make it an option, I realize how flippant I was about something immeasurably valuable, and primal, and deep.
I honor, acknowledge, and appreciate the irrepressible bond of family.