This is the pumpkin pie I made for Christmas. Aren’t the little pie crust leaves so cute? They’re made with colored egg wash. The Massachusetts in the center was courtesy of a MA cookie cutter my friend gave me as a Christmas gift and I thought it was really nice!
The smaller you are, the bigger Christmas is. Underneath the Christmas Tree, Christmas is vast. It is a green jungle with red apples and sad, peaceful angels twirling around on cotton thread keeping watch over the entrance to the primaeval forest. In the glass balls the primaeval forest is never-ending; Christmas is a time when you feel absolutely safe, thanks to the Christmas tree.
- Christmas from Sculptor’s Daughter by Tove Jansson (Translated by Kingsley Hart)
Never finished the end of the verse 🤷🏽♂️ but enjoy the beginning
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today i realized just how much i love spending holidays outside of home. christmas in toronto was my first genuine experience of the holiday season outside of new york.
one of my favorite things we did during the long weekend we were there was go to the christmas market. the location and decorations were beautiful and you could tell that everyone was having a great time with their loved ones.
i remember we each got cups of coffee and just kinda walked around the whole market, to take everything in. it started snowing very lightly at one point and i felt like i was in some sort of dreamland, everything felt perfect.
i’d been to toronto once before that and i went again for a short trip earlier this year to visit the university of toronto’s downtown campus. even in the middle of winter, the entire city still looks like a dream.
regardless, nothing can beat christmas in new york and i am still so lucky to call this place home.
Quarantine has the same vibe as the period between Christmas and new year