A little bit of heaven

We picked up a Christmas tree this evening – not the one I wanted, but the one LeXuan wanted. She had decorating plans, you see. And she made it more beautiful than I could have imagined.

Heaven must be something like…

a cold December night,
a blazing fire in the woodstove,
a new Christmas tree,
the sounds of Handel,
a rose-cheeked woman nursing a baby and teaching
origami to her children,
a glass of red wine,
children excited over hot chocolate,
a child reading Dickens,
a child reading Tolkein,
a tiny hand grasping for ornaments,
the warmth of Christmas approaching,
the promise of a child’s life,
wonder at the grace of it all.

4 thoughts on “A little bit of heaven

  1. Enbrethiliel: Thank you, but all the poetry was in the moment itself. I’ve been reading Sancta Sanctis … hope your Advent cheers up!

    Jim: So true. Sometimes one wishes to be frozen in time. Right now we’re just frozen. :-)


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