Snowman | Waterville, WA | December 2019

Peace, dear photo fans, on what I hope for you is a luminous Christmas Day. Even if you’re not religious, this is a good time to practice kindness and compassion — upon waking, during TV football games, with your loud-mouthed brother-in-law who sucked down most of the Buffalo wings. Consider the day an exercise in acknowledging change (bad balanced with good) and offering hope. Remember, tomorrow you can at last pack away that ugly sweater knitted by Aunt Betty.

[In photo: A barn near downtown Waterville is decorated for the holidays.]