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Weekly Top Shot: Light

A Photo A Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day 364

more shadows

Haiku My Heart:

A Photo A Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day 363

Christmas continues
in reflections of past days.
 It's day number four. 

more reflections


In the song, "The 12 Days of Christmas",
the fourth day brings the gift of 4 colly birds, which seems to be common blackbirds. That's not my idea of a wonderful gift.
Some have the theory that the song was a secret way for Christians, more specifically Catholics, Anglicans and Orthodox, to learn their catechism.  Who knows for sure?  Any way, it is a song that has been around since 1780.  I'd say that the song has lasting value as a Christmas song.  And many do celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas up to Epiphany, the feast of the 3 Kings.

Hmm, I daresay that some people are thinking, "How on earth does one go from reflections on a bank building to the 12 Days of Christmas?"  Reflecting (:D) on the fourth day of Christmas led me down the proverbial rabbit hole and hopefully you followed me. So, I wish you all a happy 4th day of Christmas!

The Week of INWARD LOOKING: Question 1

The Week of Inward Looking  via Patti Digh and Others Question 1. What have I learned and lived in 2012?  In my head, in my body or both? What would living more fully in y body in 2013 bring to me?  How can I embody life and learning as I move through this liminal (transitional) space between now and next?  How can I more fully learn from the neck down in 2013?
This long question relates to my own hopes for the new year.  Just today I referred to a mental health site to congregate a list of my symptoms for calling my doctor.  I wanted to be prepared when the nurse asked me what’s going on with me.  Here is my list, it seems extensive to me, but I’m experiencing all of them.  And it’s wreaking havoc with my life. 
My symptoms:
depression
fatigue
insomnia
restlessness 
inabilty to concentrate
weight gain
I know that many of these are part of Fibromyalgia, which I have.

Goals that I have set recently have fallen by the wayside such as:
1. clearing the table that sits in my room that is used for-
compu…

A Photo A Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day 362

video of a neighbor's display near my daughter's home

Cool Clicks Thursday: Foggy Day

Christmas Cheer

Happy second day of Christmas to you readers! Cheers to the new year!
more Christmas Cheer

ABC Wednesday: the Letter 'X'

I went a little hog-wild with my photo choices.  Here they are, ABC Wednesday!

JaX eXamined the food bowl, and refuses to eat till it's been filled.  He is waiting patiently, don't you think?


more ABC Wednesday

A Photo A Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day 361

Happy 2nd day of Christmas to you all! If you live in a snow-laden town in Indiana, please stay off the roads!  Some counties have emergency-only status.  I want you to be here to welcome 2013.



Christmas Vigil Mass, celebrating our Lord's birth with worship and song.

A Photo A Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day, 360

Matthew 2:1-11New International Version (NIV) The Magi Visit the Messiah2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him.4 When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:
6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.8 He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too m…

A Photo A Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day 359

Quotography: Silent Night

The origin of theChristmas carol we know as Silent Night was a poem that was written in 1816 by an Austrian priest called Joseph Mohr. On Christmas Eve in 1818 in the small alpine village called Oberndorf it is reputed that the organ at St. Nicholas Church had broken. Joseph Mohr gave the poem of Silent Night (Stille Nacht) to his friend Franz Xavier Gruber and the melody for Silent Night was composed with this in mind. The music to Silent Night was therefore intended for a guitar and the simple score was finished in time for Midnight Mass. Silent Night is the most famous  Christmas carol of all times.
Origin history from here.

SOOC Sunday: Ornament

A Photo A Day: My Daily Sustenance, Day 358

Light, light, I crave light! No matter from whence it comes, Lord, let there be light!