March 20, 2012 scottcjones

I sat at the kitchen table late into the night and worked on my entry form for the holiday coloring contest, burning the midnight oil, so to speak. The contest form consisted of a crude xeroxed illustration titled “A Special Moment.” It showed a family on Christmas morning—mom, dad, son, and daughter—all standing in front of a towering Christmas tree with a monstrous pile of presents underneath it. Off in the corner, through one of the windows, was Santa’s smiling face, peering in at the work he had done. (more…)