This photo is from a few years back, taken while shopping for a Christmas tree. It was a scraggly little mess of a tree among a forest of others more appropriate for picking. I didn’t think much of it then, but it’s kind of the perfect symbol for our Christmas this year. It was a weird, isolated little Christmas spent without any friends or family. It was wonderful, but also not something we’d like to need to do again. Hoping that next year’s Christmas–and accompanying tree–is a bit more normal again.