‘Tis the season to give

Christmas is a magical time of year. Where I come from, it’s a time of fairy lights twinkling in the brisk night, of snow falling quietly on the bustling city, of singing along to familiar carols, of glowing fires and laughter and general happiness. But it is also a time of giving, as is reflected in the red tins and ringing bells, toy drives and granting of … Continue reading ‘Tis the season to give

The Meaning of New Shoes

“Ah, Jenni,” Irene smiled as she picked up a small pair of the faux Converse All-Stars, “they are really going to remember this!” “Huh?”  I looked up from a long list of names and measurements in my little black notebook, “remember what?” “You know,” she continued, ignoring my question, “even me, I remember my first pair of shoes.  And they were not even new, they … Continue reading The Meaning of New Shoes