...And just like that, Christmas has passed. The passage of time kind of freaks me out. I know everyone is always saying it, but time really does appear to be flying by faster and faster. I'm doing my best to be present in the place and the time that I am. It's way too easy to be looking forward to things in the future and, inadvertently or not, wishing time away. Instead I'm spending the next few days soaking up the present. For me this means another week off of work and extensive time with family. Needless to say I'd like time to pass sloooooowly for the next seven days!