The ninth day of Christmas: resolving not to resolve

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How did medieval people manage to celebrate Christmas for twelve whole days? I am beginning to regret launching myself into this series; once New Year festivities are over, I feel it’s time to move on.

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Mind you, medieval folk probably didn’t start thinking about Christmas in September. I am quite sure they didn’t have to put up with cheesy perfume adverts in November, tinsel after Halloween and charity Christmas catalogues popping through their doors in July!

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Anyway, today I have been thinking about New Years resolutions, or rather, I have been thinking about not making any. I am learning to live in the moment, not to project into the future but instead to notice the little things that are happening now. Cognitive Behavioural Therapists call it mindfulness.

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The best thing I know to promote mindfulness is photography. I don’t need to resolve to take photographs since I can hardly help myself.

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Anyway, here’s to living in the moment and, as an antidote to all that Christmas bling, some soothing black and whites.

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