My Two Trees

Posted by Censor Librorum on Dec 23, 2007 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

We have two Christmas trees this year: one in the front yard and our decorated tree in the living room. Much to my delight, the golden star has stayed atop the little Norway spruce. Between wind and kids I thought it would be gone.

One Christmas in Pennsylvania we decorated a nearby fir tree with strings of cranberries, popcorn and some other food for the birds and deer. I never forgot my little shining Christmas sentinel in the woods.

A few years ago we were too stressed and exhausted to decorate a big tree. We went to a farm in Cutchogue to get a small potted tree instead. Everything was pretty picked over, except for a small tree missing branches on the side (Lori called it my “Charlie Brown” tree.)

After Christmas we put the tree outdoors and in the spring we planted it. It has grown and filled out enough to wear a star.

I love both trees: the magic and peacefulness of our indoor tree; and the connection to nature and creation that comes with our outdoor tree.

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