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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Light in the Darkness
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elf_owl From: elf_owl Date: December 14th, 2006 03:54 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Last night I went to work at one of the group homes, and there were Christmas lights in the neightborhood. My direct neighbor and I have lights between our apartments, but I love to see the lights on houses. Not nearly as personal as your story, that was still a treat to me. Inside of the house, there's a Christmas tree with lights and there are some lighted decorations on the walls. I left them on all night, with all of the other lights off, so that when the kids got up to pee in the night or when they woke up in the morning, they'd have that experience of waking up to the warm happy Christmas lights. I remember loving that my mother would wake up earlier than me every morning and put on the Christmas tree lights, so that all during the time that our tree was up I'd have that experience. Being in a group home must be really tough, but maybe the kids will get a little bit of solace from the lights.
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