Snow muffled mountains, vast in white possibility, the strain of a train carrying goods or loved ones a hundred miles or more as the whistle blows.
A long way from home.
The homeless grime along pavements of shoppers hustling for last minute presents.
Carol singers, bell ringers bright against the dull morning collecting coins in caps.
Time to reassess. Ring out the old and ring in the new
and wish for peace and prosperity for all.