I stood in the dark,
Snow lightly landing on, and around me.
My face was chilled, my nose ran from the cold air.
It was quiet. Calm. Silent. Holy.
I felt as if I was surrounded by family and friends.
Without intent, memories of Christmas past hit me full force.
Time with those I love and loved.
Time with those who have always been in my heart.
I smiled with the glow of beautiful remembrances.
I looked to the sky to say thanks – and a shooting star raced across the sky.
I wondered for a moment if it was Santa,
But decided that it was a small miracle instead.
I started walking towards town, the lights aglow.
The promise of warmth and love lies ahead.