Sunday, December 21, 2014

The Song In My HeART

WHO COULD IT BE at this hour, we wondered, as the doorbell frantically rang through the house? Tucked in for the evening, my husband and I cautiously peered out the window to see some ten children of varying ages gathered on our doorstep. When we opened the door, they shyly giggled and asked if we would like to hear a Christmas carol. When we told them we most certainly would, they burst out singing Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas in Spanish) TWICE to our delight.

I cannot recall carollers coming to our door before. It was a sweet and memorable moment that put a song in our hearts. Since I have no picture of the event, I am posting a saved Christmas card of carollers (above) that a family member handpainted and sent us decades ago.

Whether through voice or other artistic expression, gifts of time and talent are often the most touching and perhaps why "art" is part of the word "heart".

It took a little courage for the children to visit with a musical calling card when they saw our lights on. If I were not in my housecoat and pajamas, I would love to have joined the brave choir as they disappeared into the night.

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15 comments:

  1. What a delightful experience, thank you for sharing it. I adore hearing Christmas Carols sung, especially by children.

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  2. Nice experience for you, love the card.

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  3. That hasn't happened here for a few years! I feel your joy! When I was a kid and sang carols at various houses I had no idea what a positive experience it was for the people we sang to. It's a tradition that would be well-received in most neighbourhoods!

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  4. Oh what a wonderful experience
    I agree art is our biggest treasure for all to enjoy. Making art is a great experience as well Love that card

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  5. Oh, how magical to have carollers come to the door!

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  6. What greater sound than children singing Christmas carols.

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  7. Delightful vintage card and so glad the carolers came to visit!

    Happy Holidays to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  8. Beautiful card and how wonderful to have carol singers.

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  9. Very cheerful moment. Merry Christmas.

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  10. What a lovely experience, Maria! I like your reaction when you saw them outside as well as the children’s singing carols such late at night in the cold winter. I was assured that when you open the door willingly with pure heart, you could receive the most precious of gifts to fill your heart. Thank you for sharing.

    I really appreciate your constant visit and sweet, warm, and interesting comments as well as your inspiring or food-for-thought type posts throughout the year. Wish you a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Yoko

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  11. What a wonderful experience. I used to go caroling a couple of years ago, with a group from the church I attended. It was amazing the people who would come out onto their porch and sing a long with us :-)

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  12. How beautiful, Penelope! And, I had never before noticed that "art" is a part of "heart" - thank you so much for pointing out what I think I have sensed for a long time. I will be thinking of you and your loved ones this Christmas, and hoping for lots more wonderful times like this one. Hope to connect up with you in the new year!

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  13. A wonderful tradition, too bad it seldom happen now.
    Merry Christmas,

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  14. How very lovely to know that kids today are keeping alive this wonderful old tradition.

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