Monday, January 30, 2023

Last (of) Christmas

We'd missed At two weekends in a row--the first because there was camping with college friends and then the rest of us went to Yellow Springs for Christmas #2. So it was really nice to have At visit twice this weekend.

There was dinner and chatting and watching the first episodes of The Last of Us, which both Nu and I remember watching At play as a game in a different mode of life. I remember how excited At was to show me how in that particular post-apocalypse vines took over the insides of buildings, thinking it would be an aesthetic I'd enjoy. How hard that child had tried to share something they enjoyed (video games) with me! I wish I'd spent longer slung out in those chairs in that childhood bedroom taking it in instead of rushing on to whatever else I'd thought was important. 

Today there was a temple visit, red envelopes from Lunar New Year, and grandparents' Christmas presents to pass on. Someday, no doubt, even this fleeting drop-in will seem a highlight of past life. 

Pic: Scout helping At open his presents from the Grandma S and Grandpa J.

3 comments:

Nicole said...

I love that he found something he thought you would like in his video games. I think my boys play that game too!

Sarah said...

We keep meaning to start this show-- but then we get sucked into House Hunters and The Daily Show and it's bedtime. Will redouble my efforts.

maya said...

Nicole--I like knowing that :)!

Sarah--I'm going to try to make The Daily Show a habit again, I'd love to go to bed earlier than 2 am.

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