union square holiday market.
ben lost all of his reading days because of the hurricane :( and so he had class all last week and is starting finals tomorrow. not so fun for him but i knew he needed a break and i knew he wanted to share a mini cannoli with me. and i know he's going to ace his finals.
the holiday market was fun - with a cool poem of hanging words, spices and wooden bowties. it wasn't amazing --- but mostly it was awesome to get outside in the pleasantly not-so-cold weather and have a little break. there is also (ending today) an art installation in union square park --- a projection of war veterans being interviewed (and some family members) onto the statue of abraham lincoln. i feel lucky to be perpetually surrounded by art - not just the cutesy and pretty but also profound and important.
this has been a strange holiday season for us because we have been exceptionally busy and crazy. we bought our christmas tree at midnight (thursday, november 29) and didn't get it decorated for about 5 days. ben hardly even participated too...and i have barely listened to any christmas music. it all feels like a blur but in a few days or a week or so i think i will start feeling more holidayish. if anything, i am always willing to splurge a little more on my electric bill in december. you can't take those christmas lights away from me.