This holiday was the first in many years when we were really all together. It’s amazing having Cynthia back. It was incredible to watch the four kids interact with Rajiv and Maria in the mix. A wonderful experience. It’s hard to know what you’re missing until you have it. Right now I feel like I have a tremendous amount to be thankful for.
26 years ago in Bali, we were already doing the right thing by Christmas trees in Bali; we had a live tree in a pot. 26 years years later it’s the Christmas tree that ate the palm trees. It is taller than a palm tree. It’s magnificent. We’re very happy to have the tradition of the Christmas tree that grew big and then really big.
John with a tree in 1982.
Penny, John and Elora of Christmas past.
Baby Orin and THE Christmas tree 26 years ago.
The tree ten years ago.
This year we had a picnic under the tree.
Celebrating Nayan’s first Christmas.
Complete with gifts of goats for Maria and Orin
and handpainted paper by John.
Finishing with a Balinese full moon ceremony in the afternoon.