Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Sense of Wonder.

I usually gift myself one new Christmas ornament a year.

This year I stepped into a local Home Goods shop called I Leoni in downtown Petaluma and was enchanted by a tree full of ornaments that flash you back to childhood.  To simpler times, full of possibilities, a sense of wonder, and a glint of magic.

They had a small glittering silver tree with a silver spaceship base...Yes, I said a spaceship base...that flashed lights around its rim. On the tree were robots and spaceships with astronauts, Santa, and yes, even a Reindeer with a helmet on, all fitted out with a rocket backpack.