Christmas in July

ne3.jpg Last Christmas I tried to download an episode of Northern Exposure, one with a holiday theme that I always loved. I wasn’t successful, but I kept the request up there just in case it ever became available. A week or so ago it started downloading, and this morning I watched it. What a sweet show this was. My favorite parts are when Holling sings Ave Maria to Shelly. And when Joel brings a Christmas tree to Maggie.

ne4.jpg Sigh. It made me want to move to Alaska when I first saw it. Anyway, it was a nice way to begin the day, to keep hope alive, even though I know life has some fresh horrors in store for me. I can’t lie, as time goes on I lose faith and it gets harder and harder to hope, but maybe something this sweet is still a possibility.

(Please, please, please.)

I still take comfort
in the fact
that there are people in the world
(and there always will be)
who make
things like this
Northern Exposure episode.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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