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Day 19 All aglow

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This year it seems Christmas has a very different feel to it, lots of people have said so. We were going to put up a very different post to this one but then the shooting in Conneticut happened. CandyMan is a primary school teacher currently on sabbatical, but he went in to school yesterday for a special assembly where teachers, pupils and parents tried to make sense of the events of last Friday. He suggested we make our advent calendar post for children but with no talk of gun laws, or mental health or politics. This was the result...

"O little Christmas candle

In the window all aglow,
To-night your little beams must shine

Across the Christmas snow.

Lest He should find it dark Who came

To bring the world a light.
The little Christ Child walks again

On earth each Christmas night"

The Candles Beams
A Book of Poems
For Children by
Alison Brown

Posted by Craft

19th Dec 2012, 00:04  

Gael says:

Good choice.
Wishing you both a happy and healthy 2013

19th Dec 2012, 07:22

Twiglet says:

Nicely done Gs x

19th Dec 2012, 07:23

taniwha says:

Well said Craft. Merry Christmas to you.

19th Dec 2012, 08:17

Viv says:

very appropriate :)

19th Dec 2012, 12:42

crickson says:

Lovely pic and sentiment.

20th Dec 2012, 00:36

CandyMan says:

Merry Christmas mobloggers. Craft and I don't have much Christian belief but my school is CofE. The words were among those read at the assembly and the childishness of them really worked for me.

20th Dec 2012, 07:38

bethmadethis says:

All the best x

20th Dec 2012, 10:25

Very apt. Hope you have a hearty, happy & joyous seasonal holiday. XX

20th Dec 2012, 17:01

Dhamaka says:

Wishing you both all the very best,

20th Dec 2012, 17:49

MaggieD says:

Well said indeed,
All good wishes to you both.

22nd Dec 2012, 16:18

Craft says:

Thanks all xx Merry Christmas ♥

22nd Dec 2012, 23:22

rhys says:

Merry Christmas and, as others have commented, well said. Very sad.

24th Dec 2012, 10:44

mysteritmo says:

Lovely and calm shot

24th Dec 2012, 10:48

Craft says:

To you also rhys x

Thank you mysteritmo x

24th Dec 2012, 18:55