So instead let's talk about the spirit of light and color that this season brings.
And the feeling of joy.
It was one of those homes that boasted they had tens of thousands of lights, maybe hundreds of thousands. And they did. It was magical.
But the spectacle of the Christmas display was amazing. It may have been the moment I felt the warmth of community for the first time. I was 9ish at the time.
Then, a couple years later I turned off 13th Street onto Liberty and saw the 55-foot tree lit up and decorated and I was just blown away. It immediately put my heart into my soul and it felt like this place, at this time, I was my home.