Done. The work is done. Time to start my Christmas shopping. Planning to take a short break, see you back here on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.
I first published this holiday message in 2005, based on a short afternoon meeting on Christmas eve.
As Matthew looked across the manufacturing floor, the machines stood silent, the shipping dock was clear. Outside, the service vans were neatly parked in a row. Though he was the solitary figure, Matthew shouted across the empty space.
“Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night.”
He reached for the switch and the mercury vapors went dark. He slid out the door and locked it behind.