This year I’ve decided I’m going to wrap my nostalgia in paper, pull the ribbon, tie the bow. Each edge will be meticulously folded, pressed, and taped. My nostalgia will be wrapped in every shade of blue. I will place all the beautifully wrapped nostalgia under the tree and it will make my heart light to see it neatly packaged and from a picture-postcard perspective. I’ll give all my nostalgia away as presents to my loved ones and hope they open them with care.
*painting by Ashely Peifer