a note from Christine:
Solstice! I woke up today at dawn, unable to sleep as the new day
was being quietly ushered in by a cold rain falling. I
remembered later (after thankfully falling back to sleep for a few
hours) that today is the Winter Solstice. I found this
description of this morning's sunrise.
"The rising of the sun on the winter solstice, out
of the darkest day of the year, echoes the birth of the light from
the dark void on the first day of creation."
I choose to think that the
anxiety I was feeling in those wee hours was just the struggle of
moving from dark to light and the beginning of a creative year for
me. My album is started but other demands have kept me from
the studio. I will be making space for the recording to
continue in the coming weeks and intend to embrace my creativity
whole heartedly this year, in spite of a very full schedule that
often challenges that.
I am grateful for all of you
who receive this newsletter, come to our shows, support our
projects, buy our CDs and cheer us on in our many endeavors.
Thank you and I look forward to sharing more with you in 2014!
and a blurb from
holidays, everyone. The biscotti has been mixed, baked and
shipped, the gingersnaps are disappearing, the lace cookies were a
big hit at dinner, the tree is trimmed, the lights are up outside
(and on a remote control switch...too cool), there's a spiral cut
ham resting in the fridge, there are popcorn cans for band members
and bartenders, presents and stocking stuffers hiding in every
corner of my office, there's snow on the ground (not here, but
somewhere, I'm sure), there are boxes arriving from our family
members all over the country with cookies, caramels, wine, calendars
and popcorn, all the Ornaments CDs that were ordered have shipped,
the cats are inside because of the rain, there's leftover butternut
squash soup in the fridge and so much more going on that I will stop
listing them now.
be an exciting year to be with our 2 1/2 year old grandson, Brody.
His sentences get longer and clearer and he has a loud and proud
"Merry Christmas" this year. Next year, he will have a little
baby brother or sister to compete with for 'cutest kid in the room'.
this special time. Thanks for following along on our journey
through space and time. See you at the gig!