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Christmas Eve in shorts

A moment of tranquillity before it all hits – Anna and family on their way over. It is a record-breaking warm Christmas Eve here – warmer than Mexico and, according to my friend Patsy, much warmer than B.C. We Torontoites are not complaining, we are revelling – I saw people out in shirtsleeves and shorts today – truly a day to remember.

When everything was done – at least, as far as I can do it today – I went for a walk to check out Riverdale Farm, our set for tonight’s pageant.

The main stage for tonight

The Wise Man stage – they stand on the picnic table – and our fancy prop camel

One of my favourite places in all of Toronto
Then I went to the Necropolis, which is celebrating Xmas in its own quiet way. 

A Christmas wreath

This is the spot where I scattered the ashes of my parents on Christmas Day two years ago, in the deep snow. I went to visit them and say hello, to tell them how much I love them and how grateful I am for everything they gave me. How grateful I am to be alive on this magical day. 
Onward. Joy to the world. I wish you peace, friendship and good health, my friends.



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