This will be my final post until after Christmas. I may actually skip a few days while I spend time with my family. I hope you each have a wonderful holiday however you celebrate it. I wish for each of you that special, quiet moment where through the din of shopping, commercialism, Walmart and all the noise that runs counter to the true meaning of this day that you feel that special spark that reminds you of its spectacular wonder. For everyone who does not celebrate Christmas, I hope you have a moment of peace during this day and share in a glimmer of the hopefulness this day is intended to give to each of us.
I’ll leave you with a couple of videos. These are probably my two favorite Christmas songs. Happy Christmas, everybody.
The first is the song “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” with lyrics by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The video incorrectly states that his son died in the Civil War. He was shot, but survived.
The second is probably too familiar, but is still powerful: John Lennon’s “Happy Christmas, War is Over.”