This is not the ghost of Christmas past but it might as well be. There has always been something so haunting about the typical Christmas ornaments used because they always stay on until valentines day is due. The eerie feeling comes to me from the pasted on smiles on Santa's everywhere, but people as well. The real Christmas spirit always seemed to come to me in small bursts, for reasons unrelated to a million and one candy canes. These lights are just one of them; bright but mysterious. Much like the dusk of one year and the dawn of the next.