with silent winter stars
We wait for Christmas to arrive, for the silent darkness of the solstice, for the sun to begin it's slow return, for our hearts to change.
Too often, December becomes a frantic time of stress with too much to do and not enough time to do it. There is little time for reflection and self-care. We can arrive at December 25 exhausted and vaguely unhappy.
Taking time to ponder, to enjoy the wait, to step back from the frenzy of consumerism can be nourishing.
Although I am not a fan of what plays on most radio stations during the month of December, called 'holiday music,' I do look forward to hearing certain pieces of music which seem to replenish the spirit and add quiet joy to the season.
Here is a bit of Advent music guaranteed to calm and bring a sense of that peacefulness, which seems, so often, just out of our reach. Click through to You-tube, close your eyes and enjoy.
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