Death of a Christmas Tree…


It happened just after I went to bed last night…crash…I thought it was the icemaker dumping…but…alas…it wasn’t…it was…the…sprangly tree

Now…although…I know why it fell…it had such a tiny trunk…that although we had tightened the screws all the way…it just wasn’t enough to hold it in place…what…I don’t understand…is…why

Why…at that exact moment…what was the straw that broke the Christmas Tree’s back…was it the present that had been placed under it…the special new ornament…the fact that I touched it briefly when I passed by earlier…

What…why…

Bertha…laughed…oh…not at the poor tree…not at the broken ornaments…not at the water that bucked the wood floor just a bit…no…she laughed at the silliness of my question…

Reminding me…in life…there is rarely a defined…what…why…at least not one that I can recognize…that I can hold in my hand…as I cross invisible lines…

Jane

6 thoughts on “Death of a Christmas Tree…

    • Yes…it is standing again…and…the water soaking into the hardwood really hurt the most…since my favorite two ornaments (baby’s first Christmas) were spared. Thanks!

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