Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Monday, December 13, 2010

The warmth

As a child this scene was so familiar. A glowing fireplace shared with the season of Christmas. How often I would lie in front of it and reflect on my world. It was with great delight that I stayed right there, very still, and absorbed the warmth.


  1. Oh, Dixie, you bring back the memories with this post. I remember how me and my two brothers would beg Mom to let us sleep beside the Christmas tree. Of course, she'd say yes, and we'd unroll our sleeping bags with growing excitement. The lights were so beautiful, quite hypnotizing to a young child. We never did 'catch' Santa delivering his presents, but we were nonetheless caught up in the 'magic' of Christmas.

    Your pictures were wonderful to behold, Dixie. Your words - a special delight for me this morning. May you have a very merry holiday season.

    Many blessings to you,

  2. Hi M.D.,
    I have two brothers as well; I'm between the devil and the deep blue sea(grin).
    I'm very happy that you enjoyed this! Thank you. Once again your comments are so kind. The merriest of seasons to 'Mattie' and to you!


  3. Dear Dixie,
    Here's hoping that you have a Christmas just like the ones you had as a child- full of wonder, joy and surprises.
    I keep saying this, but it's great to see you back, dc.
    With Warmest Christmas Wishes,

  4. Hi David,
    I'm certainly glad to have you visit. Thank you for the warm welcome!
    For me, it's not the single day of Christmas that I'm focused on. Instead it's the building up, or the journey through it.
    Either way it is joyful, and I thank you for participating!
    Good Christmas!

  5. Hi Dixie,
    I really sensed a warm and inviting ambience in this delightful posting.
    You have brought back some pleasant childhood memories of the times I would spend watching the flames dance in the fireplace. Thanks for this.
    With respect and kind wishes, Gary

  6. Hi Gary,
    I appreciate you sharing the fireside memories you treasure. I hope things are going well.
    Thank you for the wonderful comment.
    In peace,


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