This was from the box of forget-me-nots that I couldn’t part with.
This was the first Christmas card I made. With whatever I have gained in computer literacy, I have been able to restore a reasonable semblance of the faded copy I was able to unearth. There was no discretionary income to spend on materials, so I used what I had on hand and could garner out of the slim household budget.
I wrote what was in my heart and what I wanted to share with those I cared about. It amazes me still that there are responses so poignant when something touches people. And I keep those in my heart pocket.
It taught me that when given from the heart, response also is heart given. It cannot be otherwise or consequences to intentionally deceive under skilled rhetoric has its own judge and jury to be confronted. Our actions might as well be in stone. They are not forgotten. Perhaps the lesson should be revived?
Looking at the card now after so long a time, I notice the Star Of David I hung on it. Even way back then I embraced all belief because I was certain with apriori child memory that everything was God. I stumble about what to capitalize because everything in life is Divine. Perhaps I should Lock Caps on my keyboard.
(the following was the verse for the card)
Lifetimes lived secreted
behind the wooly frames of memory.
We jog the frames
of Christmases past. . .
pine boughs and holly berries
mince pies and cranberries. . .
crackling fires and laughter
And the sound of silence,
as love stretches through all dimensions
to encircle Thee and Me.
As real, as tangible,
as the star beams
on the evergreen.
A promise, given and kept.
Do you hear the angels?