A few days ago I was decorating for Christmas with one of my best friends here in Columbia. We were talking about the different ornaments on his tree, the significance and memories behind each one. As Christmas carols were playing, I was struck by the fact that each moment we have creates a memory—some significant, some not so much.
This is my first Christmas season in Columbia. I feel like a little kid taking in all their annual traditions, tree lightings, festivals, and caroling. In a few short weeks I’ll head home to spend Christmas with family.