A Wish for Peace

15 Dec

I have a little Christmas tree. It’s sitting on the edge of my table, the table where sometimes I eat but usually just sit here and stitch. Waiting for my little workroom to warm up. I got this little tree at Goodwill because daughter needed the tree I usually put up. It’s a tree in a box. There were years when I swore I would never have an artificial tree–or a tree that had been cut down simply to be used for a few days. Those were the years when we could afford a “balled tree”–a tree that would be planted. Could afford it and also had space for planting. I remember the first one. 1973. Planted a few days after Christmas. A few days after the Christmas morning my son was born. The last time I saw that tree, it was 20′ tall. A beautiful blue spruce. But this little tree from Goodwill, well  it manages to satisfy something without becoming a big deal.  Without sacrificing a tree person.  A reminder.   And it’s one and only ornament is a handmade card–about the size of an index card– received yesterday from a dear friend and fabulous artist.tree

It took me an hour to upload the tree picture. WordPress is really acting screwy. My computer has been acting screwy. And now it looks as though that’s the only picture WordPress will let me download right now. Maybe that’s enough. There are more cloths, Winter Solstice and a few others. But I’m thinking it’s enough, right now, to just post Peace.  Peace to you.  Peace to the World.  Peace for ALL.  A Winter Solstice wish.

10 Responses to “A Wish for Peace”

  1. Marti December 15, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    We were the same Patricia, planting about a dozen live trees when we lived in CA. This year, no tree but I noticed that the juniper tams in front of our home, on the walkway leading to the front door needed trimming. Some of the stems with their sharp pointy tiny leaves were extending over the walkway so I trimmed them and not wanting to waste the trimmings, I stuck them in a wicker vase. A few little paper snowflakes, some tiny red baubles that my husband loves, a small green beaded garland from a trip to New Orleans, plus since we live in New Mexico, a few of our home grown chile peppers tied to the branches, and we have a tree. During the Winter Solstice, I like to bring greenery into the house. Below is a Celtic Winter Solstice blessing:

    Deep peace of the running waves to you.
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
    Deep peace of the shades of night to you.
    Moon and stars always giving light to you.

    • Nancy December 15, 2013 at 2:07 pm #

      Marti, thank you for this comment and blessing…very nice 🙂

    • Patricia December 15, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

      thank you, Marti. for friendship, for your insights, and for this beautiful Celtic blessing. one could not ask for more.

  2. Nancy December 15, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Yes, it is most enough. Sending wishes for you and yours as well.

    • Patricia December 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

      most enough. i love that. love it. most enough.

  3. Mo Crow December 15, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Best Wishes for Lots of Love and Peace and Wonder and Fun in 2014 Patricia!

    • Patricia December 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

      thank you dear Mo. sending it– love, peace, wonder and fun–right back to you. much love.

  4. karmadondruplhamo....grace forrest December 15, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    Peace is good.

    • Patricia December 15, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

      yes. peace IS good. wishing you ALL things good.

  5. Dana December 16, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    Thank you for your good wishes and peace be to you as well.

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