lights in the dark
Do other cities still have winter lights up? I don’t want to call the Christmas lights, the Christmas decorations, the nativities, the Santas, the candy canes, and the reindeer, they’re all put away. But there’s still the little twinkling lights in much of the neighborhood. A tree covered in little blue stars in this yard, a front porch outlined in white lights over there, a sparkling purple shrub across the street. Zoe calls them “sparklies” and likes to point them out on our drive home.
I know as an environmentalist I should complain about the waste of energy, but I love the lights. In fact, I don’t think they’re a waste at all. The dark still comes so early in January and February, and I need a little bit of brightness to light the way home.
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