Last night I was driving through parts of the county and I noticed that nearly all the lights and holiday decor were dark, or dismantled --- already. I am old enough that I remember years when EVERY home on a block had Christmas lights up, and kept them up for a good long time. Is it the economy, or the cultural changes in the county, or just that the pace of life moves so fast now that we can't even enjoy the banishing of the darkness much after the Winter Solstice?
Whichever the reason, the world is again darker and less colorful, hereabouts.
I miss the holidays already