Not the book. Not the movie. Great Expectations of the holiday season which I struggle with each year.
Self imposed, familial, social. Although I have always loved Christmas and, as an adult, became more and more aware of the Reason for the Season, the "struggle" lies within.
Yes, I realize that I cannot please everyone. Ha! It is the time for families to draw near. Unfortunately, its not always Currier and Ives or Norman Rockwell, is it? I tell myself, its two days out of the year to grin and bear it Expectations! More considerations. More "zip my lip." I am far from perfect. Expectations...
No doubt, others feel this way when including me in their plans. Ho Ho Ho!
So, here is my little sunshine patch from Jude Hill's threadcrumbs.bigcartel.com/ shop, using http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth/faces / technique for face details. As many times as I have looked at his face, I cannot quite define the expression.
Today, I think he is pondering about Expectations.