Our little, lighted tree on the hill. Photo by Susan Isaacs This morning I woke up early enough (and the sky was gray enough) that I got to enjoy the lighted Christmas tree that we have put up behind our house. It creates a sweet, holiday vignette from my chair in the sunroom, and it … Continue reading Childlike Joy
One of the blessings, I suppose, of living my adult life away from extended family has been the freedom to do things our own way. As the holiday time of year is again upon us, I am renewed in the sense of gratitude that we’re not tied to any particular traditions that will make or … Continue reading Freedom from Traditions
Quilt by Susan Isaacs and Eldora Fiscbach. Photo by Susan Isaacs. This installment of Revisited is my first ever piece of published writing. My poem, “What is Christmas?” appeared in our local weekly newspaper, The Faith Independent, on December 6, 1978. I was 13 years old and had written the poem in my bedroom at … Continue reading What is Christmas?