Today we decorated for Christmas. It's bittersweet this year and I'm very pensive. We have all of Dad's Christmas stuff, but not Dad. We used his tree this year. It's bigger than ours and nicer, too! I got out the whole Christmas village (with one addition from Dad's place, a church). We've been collecting pieces to this over the years. A lot of it is from "It's a Wonderful Life" (the Bijoux Theater, Gowlers's Drug Store, Bailey's Building and Loan, Martini's Bar). I plugged everything in but the only ones to come on were the Drug Store, Potter's Bank and Martini's Bar. The churches (we have two in our set), and the houses remained dark. Hmmmm, what does this say? I see symbolism in most everything. Anymore, the churches do seem to be dark. Fewer and fewer are there. The drug store, banks and bars are full. Maybe we should spend more time out where the people are while bringing light back into the churches. "Shine your light and let the whole world see. We're singing for the glory of the risen King!"