Grams Ramblings: Christmas Eve 1968

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17th Dec 2018

One particular Christmas lengthy ago when we sisters walked to Midnight Mass.
We had been delighted to be out in the snow, in the dark.
Just about every year we would pray that it would snow for Christmas . It pretty seldom did.
So this was specific and It felt fairly magical.



Christmas
Eve – 1968

3 sisters – 

exhilarated, excited, eager,

giggling, gabbling, gibbering,  

clad in cozy, coats,
warm,  winter, woolly  hats 

Image result for pictures of churches in the snow

 furry,
 frost – no cost mittens  

and  wellies, in khaki  green-

step out from more than-heated  
home

3 sisters –

 leave behind,

 and do not thoughts,

the atmosphere,

they leave it there

They are out, in the

 cold, crisp evening.

 Christmas Eve.

 Snow stars sparkle 

underfoot

 crystals, luminescent
in rays of moon.

Soft flakes flutter down,

 like dancing angels

 melt, on upturned
faces.

They trudge on gradually,

Excellent white beneath, 

crunching, crackling

leaving foot-shaped indents

heads held higher ,

 they are no cost,

 for now.

In the distance –

 lights of the church,

 draw them onward

the singing of carols 

brings some joy 

to sisters,  sad,  souls

they overlook, 

for a while 

what’s left at property, 

at that home.

they uncover their seats.

they are right here for

 Midnight Mass




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