The Yule log blazing on the hearth is said to bring Christmas light, joy, and good luck--especially in the northern countries where the winter is cold, long, and dark much of the day.
A huge log is brought in by the by the family--the youngest walking last in line. Around the kitchen they go once, twice, thrice, before putting it on the hearth.
The father pours a little wine on the log and says:
"Joy, joy, joy upon us, for Christmas brings all good…Continue
Like their human relatives the "Snowbird" the Ravens have returned to the city from the mountains and surrounding desert to escape the cold.
They fly by my house every morning on their way to scavenge in the mall parking lot and to get water from the fountains of a nearby business park.
This morning while out walking the dog there was a couple sitting on a telephone pole with their feathers all fluffed up from the cold. I stopped and watched as they sat preening themselves,…Continue
Before you were born,
And were still too tiny for
The human eye to see,
You won the race for life
From among 250 million competitors.
How fast you have forgotten
When your very existence
Is proof of your greatness.
You were born a winner,
One who defied the odds
By surviving the most gruesome
Battle of them all.
And now that you are a giant,
Why do you even doubt victory