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broodings from the burrow

December 8, 2011

booming, flow, and read aloud
posted by soe 11:09 pm

Three beautiful things from the past week:

1. Merry Tuba Christmas at the Kennedy Center is filled with 300 deep, innards-rumbling instruments. It makes “Good King Wenceslas” and “Joy to the World” that much more fun to sing along with.

2. Having the Burrow slowly fill up with people for a party and then having it empty back out again.

3. The books I’m reading are bumming me out and I decide I need a change. I grab the copy of A Child’s Christmas in Wales Mum and Dad gave me for my birthday and tuck it in my bag. I pull it out while waiting for the train and start to read — aloud but under my breath — and instantly feel calmer. Somehow, being read to (even if I am the one doing the reading) just feels right.

How about you? What was beautiful in your world this week?

Category: three beautiful things. There is/are 2 Comments.

Those comforting books are so special — I’m glad you had one handy when your other books were not working. I’ve started a number of nonfiction books but think that what I really need is to get lost in a good story.

It’s been a tough week here, but seeing all the bright Christmas lights at night always makes me smile!

Comment by Debby 12.11.11 @ 2:12 pm

Our son participated in an all-tuba Christmas concert years ago – far from the level you would hear at the Kennedy Center. It sounds amazing!

Comment by Tami 12.15.11 @ 9:13 am