Archive for December 23rd, 2021

Seasonal Selections

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If nature has made you for a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart; and though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that—warm things, kind things, sweet things—help and comfort and laughter—and sometimes gay, kind laughter is the best help of all.

― Frances Hodgson Burnett, A Little Princess

Not going to say much today. Just leaving a few things out there today for you, if you’re interested. You can take away what you want.

There’s a painting for a Christmas card from a few years back. Then there’s a short passage on the spirit of generosity from author Frances Hodgson Burnett, who is best known for her book The Secret Garden. And below there’s a version of the Carol of the Bells from the fabulous ukulelist Taimane Gardner. Check out her website for more on her music. This carol is recorded on a Hawaiian mountaintop, giving it a more tropical feel than the northern, midwestern scene with snow that normally populate seasonal songs.

But the season is not about where one is, is it?

The open heart can be anywhere and everywhere…

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