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Seasons Greetings

Tidings from some Astorian snowmen:

Snowman Cake at Artopolis Bakery

Snowman Cake at Artopolis Bakery

Pre-blizzard: Inflatable snowman on a balcony.

Inflatable snowman on a balcony.

Jabba the snowman

Post-blizzard: giant Jabba the snowman

I deepened my appreciation for decorations like this when I read that by filling our homes “with objects that reflect and confirm our uniqueness” we “transform a house into a home…. We need a supportive symbolic ecology in the home so that we can feel safe, drop our defenses, and go on with the tasks of life.” (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity, 1996)

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