The Perfect Boozy Bringalong
Story by Dy Godsey
Photography by Jen Janviere
I love the whole holiday season. There are lots of people who think this is profoundly uncool. Ten years ago, I would have agreed. Time, and the wisdom that comes with time, has taught me that the Season of Giving is what you make it, just like everything else in life.
I’m not a lunatic; I know that scheduling everything you want to accomplish and enjoy is harder in December. The stakes feel higher when I’m swimming in an ocean of other people’s expectations and anxieties. Then I remember: they are getting tossed about in the waves. I am swimming.
When we talk about the seasons in Wisconsin, we are usually referring to the weather, but this season-within-a-season is different. We suspend our normal lives for a few weeks in winter when everything changes. We get out of ourselves and listen carefully to those closest to us, as we try to crack the code of the Perfect Gift. Then we plot and scheme to keep it a secret, so we can spring delight on our loved ones and watch their faces glow.
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