Christmas is approaching

Christmas is approaching

A Story by Kathy Van Kurin
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Just a drive home one night in December of 2017 and still had my fur buddy, Violet. This is about the tiny little blessings we miss if we blink and are not in the moment and aware.

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Christmas is approaching.

 


I feel my soul gaze in wonder


At one more gift of simple extravagance.


 Winds carry a Douglas fir night’s fragrance.


 Paper white birch layers rustle 


against the brush of the wind’s hand.


All a lovely silhouette against black velvet night.


 Emerald and ruby lights shine from picket fence.


My car is the magic carpet


 as festive Christmas lights reflect beauty.


 C.D.  Player delivers Rousing Auto Harp music 


straight to this heart.


Touring along, I enjoy slow tiny bites


 of Cranberry and white chocolate scone.


Is it too much to ask, 


each gift’s entrance of trembling honor,


 one by one?


No cars on the road within late evening stillness.


Paper white birches silhouette against


 gauzy clouds of heaven.


 Within this cold late hour 


Twinkling stars match my home’s hearth fire.


 I long to see them.


Home at last I enter my own door's threshold.


 husband Tim is home and dinner waiting.


Time for a walk, my chocolate spaniel Violet and I.


Walking slowly midst stillness, and my soul is full.


Is it too much to ask?


 For I’ve lost count of every day now past.


 Each gift, each blessing, now forgotten.


 How can this soul contain each new breath?

© 2019 Kathy Van Kurin


Author's Note

Kathy Van Kurin
Christmas is about giving. Do we receive the little gifts with thankfulness and what does it mean to our lives? Does it bring about gratefulness and the ability to see the beauty around us and then to share love in the day to day?

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A wonderful expression of your inner self. I wonder sometimes too about the little thoughts behind the gifts given. Do I appreciate them as I should? How many have I forgotten? They are countless, I assure you. Thank you for this thought provoking piece.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

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M.E. Lyle,
Yes our thoughts on a day to day basis are the thermostats which measure our respo.. read more



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A wonderful expression of your inner self. I wonder sometimes too about the little thoughts behind the gifts given. Do I appreciate them as I should? How many have I forgotten? They are countless, I assure you. Thank you for this thought provoking piece.

Posted 4 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

3 Days Ago

M.E. Lyle,
Yes our thoughts on a day to day basis are the thermostats which measure our respo.. read more
Merry Christmas and a bright and merry new year
oh yes i loved the poem

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Ron,
I wish you a bright and sparkling Christmas season. I hope you find gifts strewn here an.. read more
 wordman

5 Days Ago

my pleasure kathy,i like them all

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Added on December 4, 2019
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Tags: christmas, soul, wonder, fragrance, birch, wind, lights, beauty, music, scone, gift, honor, heaven, stars, fire, home, husband, doggie, blessing, breath

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