Plain and simple, I made myself put up a tree. My dad was born and died in December (with his funeral being held on Christmas Eve day) and it puts a terrible shadow on my heart as I try to cope through grieving. Journaling reads: "I struggle every year to put up the Christmas tree. This year was no exception. It's so hard to let go of the sadness I feel because the anniversary of Dad's death is on the 21st. This time I used Dan's little tree, 3 strands of lights and only red, glass ball ornaments. It was quick and easy. No emotions raked open. I like this bokeh shot of the tree. It's a blur, just like Christmas needs to be for me. I'm still trying, though!" Thanks for looking.

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