Once upon a time in a world long forgotten
there were no ipads, no ipods, no robots with ray guns,
no Nintendo or Barbies, no flashlights or blenders,
no devices that played back the voice of the sender.
Christmas tree candles couldn't all blink sequentially
battery powered buglers couldn't ommpah perpetually
stockings were smaller, their stuffings were simple
a hand knitted scarf, a hand whittled whistle.
Why did people still cherish the holiday season?
We're not really certain, but we think that the reason
that there was still laughter without all these toys
is that there was still love, and it's love that brings joy.
Love and joy to you.