Hold your breath.
Here it is.
My favorite time of the Christmas Season.
The perfect moment between all the preparations and all of the celebrations.
All is done yet all is yet to come . . .
"It was a moment of perfection he would probably not find again this year, and he sat without moving, almost without breathing. There was the upside of a garden, when one was digging and planting, heaving and hauling, and then the downside, when it was all weeding and grooming and watering and sweating. One had to be fleet to catch the moment in the middle, the mountaintop, when perfection was as brief as the visit of a butterfly to an outstretched palm.
From the book Out to Cannan (the fourth book in the Mitford series)
by: Jan Karon