Tuesday, 24 December 2013

all of this music


It was dark and wet all day and I scurried around the shops with the list that did not get any shorter. I heard the music before I saw her, a slight girl sitting in the bus shelter playing a harp, and I stood in the shop doorway to listen. I tried not to worry about the harp being damaged by the rain and to let go of the multiple anxieties that seem to be as integral to Christmas as presents and pudding. It was a few precious moments of peace to remember in the hurry of last minute preparations and the music drifted after me as I walked away.

I wish you all a peaceful Christmas and your own chance to let go of the busyness of everyday life. Thank you for reading this year; it has been a year of change for me and I have been very grateful for your kind comments and messages.

This is the first camellia from my garden, a little battered by the rain, but a reminder that after Christmas it will be New Year and then spring. Bring it on!

19 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas dearest Alice

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  2. Blessings of Christmas to you and your family, Alice. Thank you for your wonderful blog!
    Ann

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours - your posts have kept me entertained - long may they continue.

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  4. Wishing you and the whole family a very Merry Christmas Alice x

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  5. Merry Christmas Alice x

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  6. Merry Christmas Alice!

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  7. Have a lovely Christmas, Alice. And thank you for your emails during this year.

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  8. Merry Christmas, dear Alice!

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  9. Liz in Missouri USADecember 24, 2013

    A Blessed Christmas and the Happiest of New Years to you and your lovely family!

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  10. What a lovely interlude in the craziness of the pre-Christmas rush. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas day and a very happy start to the new year, J x

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  11. Merry Christmas Alice and all the Ms.

    Thank you for continuing with your blog, I enjoy it enormously.

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  12. A camellia already - how beautiful. I hope you all have a very happy Christmas.

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  13. Wishing a peaceful Christmas to you and your family, thank you for your wonderful musings

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  14. Happy Christmas, and warmest wishes for a splendid 2014!

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  15. Buon Natale dear Alice, to you and your loved ones.

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  16. Dear Alice. I am now slightly worried about the slight girl. I hope she was somewhere warm for Christmas.

    Much love to you. Peeping at your blog is still a daily routine for me - reassuring and joy-giving. xxxx

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  17. I hope you are having a lovely Christmas. I only found your blog this year and have enjoyed it very much.

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  18. what a beautiful image of the harpist creating a pool of respite.
    I have just found your blog and am enjoying the back catalogue of posts very much
    Happy Christmas and stay safe in your excess of Weather!

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