|Flickr Creative Commons photo by Bart Fields|
day after Christmas
professional Santa Man
fixes the back door
©Mary Lee Hahn
The maintenance man where mom lives is a professional Santa Man (we were taught from the very beginning that the guy in the red suit wasn't the real Santa, just someone standing in for Santa -- a Santa Man -- someone who would pass our wishes on to the real Santa at the North Pole).
Randy's been away since just after Thanksgiving, working magic. Today, the day after Christmas, it was a little disconcerting to see Santa in street clothes, wielding power tools, fixing the back door of the kitchen.
I wonder how it feels to him -- to be ordinary again.