Friday, December 24, 2010

It seems there's a "spirit"........

...and even a longing
 that comes with the Christmas season,
that's deeply felt
even among people
with no religious connection.
I think
great religious symbols
have tremendous power
to symbolize for people
things that they can't quite
 put in words. 
listening to Christmas carols
while you are at the mall,
can tug at your heart. 
You get to thinking
that there must be more
 to something than meets the eye,
 there must be something more
going on here
but I can't quite
 put my finger on it. 
 I'm still looking
for something about Christmas
that meets my own sense
 of nostalgia or hope. 
It could be
that all holidays do that
 at their best. 
They aren't just holy days. 
They're also
something that grows up
in the human heart
and invites us
out on the streets
or just sitting at home quietly
 with the candles lit
at Christmas Eve.

---written by Mary Jacobs

Hope you all are savoring the day!


Deborah said...

Lovely post. Happy Holidays!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend in a warm place on this Mother Earth...Enjoy the soft flicker of the candle light and I am sending you a sweet gentle snowflake kiss for your cheek. May we all make art in 2011! Imagine and Live in peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Attic Rat said...

Wishing you a wonderful 2011. I hope it's the best year that you've ever had!