I have only three small presents to wrap before noon. My cooking and baking is done. The house is a mess and I don’t really care. It didn’t quite snow, but it is spitting a few flurries so there is some hope.
I listened to Beethoven’s ninth symphony yesterday while wrapping and finishing up gifts and I can still hear it in my head as I am writing now. It is quiet here now because I don’t want to disturb the memory of it. I hadn’t heard it in years and had forgotten how magnificent it is. It never ceases to amaze me the power that music has over me. I also listened to “The Wall” – an album that was popular during my university days and felt the same exhilaration. It has also been one of my all time favorites and never fails to make me feel good.
I want to take this opportunity to wish my Christian friends a Merry Christmas, those of other beliefs Happy Holidays, and to everyone else I hope you have an incredible day too!
Thank you all once again for your friendships and sharing. And thank you for allowing me to express myself here daily and share my thoughts and ideas with you. You have inspired me so very much and have enriched my life greatly.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day filled with love, happiness, friendship, family and peace. Remember to take time to enjoy the simple things in your life.
And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ‘till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more. ~Dr Seuss
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