I’m enjoying my quiet, decorated house for a few more days until the new year. I find myself hoping that this holiday season has been joyous for each of you; but at the same time acknowledging that this isn’t always the easiest time of the year. Sometimes holes left in the fabric of family and friends seem wider, more gaping somehow. Or distance further than ever. Scars deeper. If it’s not the merriest, brightest season for you, than my wish for you is a sense of peace as the season settles.