There was miscommunication around our house about the Christmas tree coming down. It ended up coming down in stages. The ornaments were taken off revealing a seemingly naked evergreen with lights. It stayed that way for a while. My pity grew and I finally unwrapped the tree of its lights and gave a proper goodbye ceremony.
The wonderful thing about a Christmas tree without ornaments is that it’s still really beautiful. I’d prefer a tree without ornaments to a tree without lights. When the number is few we tend to appreciate more because we see more of what is there. True with Christmas trees and many other aspects of life.