My Touchstones

“We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past, like ancient stars that have burned out, are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about every day, too many new things we have to learn. New styles, new information, new technology, new terminology … But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.”
― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Writing has certainly uncovered some long-lost memories these past few months. Today I found one of the best so far.

Okay, this song sheet looks a little worse for wear and definitely met up with some coffee somewhere over the years. None of that takes anything away from the memories this packet of Christmas carols contains.

How I wish we would have taken pictures! We started our night of caroling as soon as we felt everyone had time to have dinner. For us, our night of caroling had a little flare of trick or treating mixed into the evening events. At each stop, we sang our planned carol followed by sharing a hot toddy or two. The later was a definite plus on a cold Iowa December evening.

Oh, what a night and what a wonderful gift–then and now.

I am…

B…simply being…

Love and Peace Y’all.


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