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Pauline Lerner


December 22, 2008 at 12:07 PM

It's about 6:45 AM.  I am sitting at my computer, having just finished my lesson plans and done my best to figure out all the changes in my student's schedules this week.  A cold wind is seeping through the window behind my computer, so I've got a warm scarf wrapped around my neck.  I've just finished drinking my second cup of coffee from a lovely, handmade ceramic coffee cup.  I'm watching the sky get light now.  I feel completely relaxed.  I don't know why.  Maybe it's the lingering warmth and fun of the holiday jam party I went to yesterday.  I think it's really because we've just passed the winter solstice.  It's a time I look forward to each year because the days get longer and I feel that better times are coming. 

I'd like to share my peaceful feelings with my friends at by sharing some music, of course.  The Bach-Gounod Ave Maria plays along well with my mood just now.  I searched youtube for a performance that resonates within me, and I found this one by Celtic Woman.  The singer has an incredibly beautiful voice.



I wish you all peace.

From Paul G.
Posted on December 22, 2008 at 3:57 PM

I have the same humble feeling as you do today. I'm sitting here at my window watching magic happen (which I'll talk about in my blog latler...) I'm just taken away and I don't want to muddy up your blog with it in a  comment.

I wish you happiness and hope things go just as you'd like today.

From Terez Mertes
Posted on December 22, 2008 at 5:22 PM

Hey - why couldn't I access the other reply? I wanted to read it as well. Seems to be a glitch that sometimes pops up in this blog section.

Anyway, this was lovely - what a sweet, pure voice she has. And the harp music was sublime. Wishing you a happy winter solstice. I love celebrating it; it feels so primal and right (and Celtic).

From Jim Glasson
Posted on December 23, 2008 at 12:18 PM

You certainly have a talent for putting words together Pauline.

I too feel inspired (and tired) by the holiday upon us. I really need to sit back and enjoy what's around me - family, music, art.  Too often I get all caught up racing around for the perfect present and making sure the wrapping is just right.  Not a bad thing mind you, but it can be exhausting and in my case, all consuming.

I think I'll sit back this morning with a cup of coffee and NOT turn on the news or cook the perfect breakfast.  Think I'll feed the birds and just watch dawn come up over my gorgeous back yard.


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