Spend some time in the next few days with loved ones or romp outside in the snow. Take in a movie or stand in nature's darkened theater. Find Betelgeuse. Sit down with that book you've been meaning to read. Laugh out loud.
People that accept us, destinations that call us, slowly dawning realizations that steel us, unexpected acts of kindness that lay us low - they make life worth the living.
To the many fans, followers and sponsors of the IdeaFestival, thank you for a wonderful 2012! We couldn't have this much fun without you. Be well and safe this holiday season.
The blog will take a short break until Jan. 2. So until then, please follow us @ideafestival on Twitter, or like our Facebook page. We'll be there between sips of eggnog and after the stove has warmed up the hands and fingers.