A very quick seasonal doodle! I was going to do another instead – something with cardinals or some such but decided that after all, I like the idea of Christmas being represented by a kissing (or about to be kissing) couple rather than cold, red birds! So, I wish you a smoochy Christmas and a loving New Year!
UPDATE: A lovely sonnet just in from Tom gives voice to the story my picture implies!
Beneath the mistletoe he turns to mention
something of great moment in his mind
when he feels a sudden yearning tension
pulling him to think about the vine
that hangs above them representing love
between two people such as they might be
until she jostles him, a gentle shove,
to open up his eyes and truly see
her standing there, impatient on his arm
looking deeply with her loving eyes
while he stumbles, tangled by her charms:
he’s always known what he’s just realized.
Their kiss begins without an end in sight
To last a lifetime, and a winter’s night
Copyright (C) 2010 Tom Radcliffe
image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer