Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Winding Down-Looking Ahead


When the Year Grows Old
I cannot but remember
When the year grows old—
October—November—
How she disliked the cold!

She used to watch the swallows
Go down across the sky,
And turn from the window
With a little sharp sigh.

And often when the brown leaves
Were brittle on the ground,
And the wind in the chimney
Made a melancholy sound,

She had a look about her
That I wish I could forget—
The look of a scared thing
Sitting in a net!

Oh, beautiful at nightfall
The soft spitting snow!
And beautiful the bare boughs
Rubbing to and fro!

But the roaring of the fire,
And the warmth of fur,
And the boiling of the kettle
Were beautiful to her!

I cannot but remember
When the year grows old—
October—November—
How she disliked the cold!

by Edna St. Vincent Millay
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The Assumption Church in St. Paul, Minnesota held their annual Christmas concert this week. 
No matter what your faith one can appreciate the stunning interior festive with tinsel decorated trees, an abundance of poinsettias and a serene stable scene with the Holy Family. The Christmas music was superb which enhanced the message of the season in this house of worship.  
A creative idea previously posted. Be imaginative and create your own New Year Wishing Wand . 
http://www.babycentre.co.uk/blog/life_and_home/2012122make-a-new-year-wishing-wand/

1 comment:

  1. I must see this church at Christmas. It's old-fashioned beautiful.

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