TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND READERS…

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Here’s a beautiful poem for the close of 2014.

DECEMBER
by Nils Peterson

A low morning sun threw fluttering
shadows against my window.
I thought, the angels have come.

Maybe it was just small birds, feasting
on winter berries, but I thought angels,
and thought they’ve whispered

in our ears, for something grows inside.
Our walks change with the weight of it.
Our eyes reach out for what is small, tender,

or shining. Something wants
to be born into this world,
and we grow inward and heavy with it.

William
William lives in Chengdu, China, on the road to Tibet.

(Also by Nils Peterson, from a poem in For This Day II

…he stayed around
watching, and humming
a new song almost to himself.

Be still enough.
You will hear.

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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3 comments on “TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND READERS…

  1. nlme says:

    Lovely mary Lou and nils. Nancy Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Roxy Sax says:

    Mary Lou, what a lovely gift! I especially like the mix of angels and singing. I went to a concert by the Choral Project the other night. The gorgeous orchestra and choir made me feel as if angels were in the room (Santa Clara Mission). I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Love, Roxy

  3. Thanks so much, Roxy. We did have a wonderful Christmas up at Linda and Chuck’s home in Santa Rosa. It sleeps the family. Our China Drews (Chris, Catherine and William were is Chengdu, China, home for them. They came for Allie’s wedding last July. It’s an 18-hour flight, so we don’t see them often enough. William is three now, my great-grandson.
    Love to you in the new year.

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