Posted on December 10, 2019
“You wake up on a winter morning and pull up the shade, and what lay there the evening before is no longer there–the sodden gray yard, the dog droppings, the tire tracks in the frozen mud, the broken lawn chair you forgot to take in last fall. All this has disappeared overnight, and what you look out on is not the snow of Narnia but the snow of home, which is no less shimmering and white as it falls. The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. It is snow to be shoveled, to make driving even worse than usual, snow to be joked about and cursed at, but unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.”
Posted on November 27, 2018
“…freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin..”
~ John Geddes
and the start of a new family tradition
Posted on December 21, 2016
Remember, the time of year
when the future appears
like a blank sheet of paper
a clean calendar, a new chance.
On thick white snow
you vow fresh footprints
then watch them go
with the wind’s hearty gust.
So fill your glass. Here’s to us. Promises
made to be broken, made to last.
~ Jackie Kay
Whatever is beautiful,
Whatever is meaningful,
Whatever brings you happiness…
May it be yours this Holiday Season
and throughout the coming year.
Posted on December 13, 2016
May you take time
to celebrate the quiet miracles
that seek no attention.
May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven
around the heart of wonder.
~ John O’Donohue
from “For Presence”
Posted on December 24, 2015
“Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night”
Taking a short blogging break to spend the holidays with my family.
Until then, I wish you a very happy holiday season! See you in 2016!