Witnessed a jazzy rendition of The First Noel next to the Fox Theater after a matinée showing of Elf. This is such a magical time of year. Everything is beautiful…cheerful…wonderful. When I saw this poem this afternoon and wondered if the author had Christmas in mind. It works.
Celebration of Life
Gather ’round and celebrate the joy that has been given.
A gift of love – of flesh and blood. A tiny bit of heaven.
See the wonder of it all, and marvel at the sight,
Share the happiness we know, celebrate the life.
Make memories of the times to come, of hours and days and years.
Mark down each step, each task, each word – the laughter and the tears.
For a celebration of life is such, that one must never be
In too big a hurry to stop and smell… to feel… to touch… to see.
Yes, gather ’round and celebrate the life that has been given,
A gift of love – of hope eternal. Our tiny bit of heaven.