We are entering the last of the count down to Christmas now…today I will clean the house and make my deserts. There will be twelve of us for Christmas Eve Dinner, and ten for Christmas day buffet. The cooking is shared by all, which really helps, as you know.
The sunset last night was just outstanding
I love watching the sky. The sky is full of music and the music is made up of colors. When out walking I can sometimes feel the energy of the land and the sky and beings that make up the ‘outdoors’. It lifts my soul up until I feel like I have become one with them. Like listening to a really good symphony…if you are calm and allow the music to surround you then you can pick out certain things that are a part of the whole…the the piccolo, or the single note or a base.
When my brother and I were growing up we had the great pleasure of living at the end of the cherry orchard. In the evenings of summer, we would walk, with our Mother, down through the cherry orchard, then the apple orchard to our Grandparents house. (Our Dad would come home late from work and join us.)
They lived in a beautiful old rock house that had a wide front porch facing the east. As the evening darkened and night softly surrounded us my brother and I would lay on the cement walls connecting the columns of the porch to the house.
It was here that we would play and listen to our family talk about the day. Sometimes Uncle Henry would be there, sometimes Uncle Herbert, or all the relatives from Texas, even Uncle Jay.
Now when Uncle Jay came so did his golden fiddle—as the magic of the Little Brown Church in the Dell, or Red Wing or the Yellow Rose of Texas (to name a few) fill the air, I was lifted to another place and time where the music and I became one.
It is that same feeling I get, now, as I walk upon the land and watch the sky, the land on the farm and the plants and animals –as silly as it sounds…I feel like I and nature are one!
Merry Christmas Everyone!