Sometimes in winter where I live, when the snow piles higher than your boots, it looks like fairyland in the beginning of the season. The snow is beautiful, powdery soft, fun to be in and it sparkles in the sun. Then the long months of cold set in, and we sometimes wonder if spring will ever arrive. These middle-winter months always remind me of a hymn I love called: “In The Bleak Mid-Winter”**. It’s really a Christmas hymn, but I love to hear it any time of the winter.
“In the bleak mid-winter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone,
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow……”
It’s a beautiful song and it lifts the spirit. Music has a way of taking us to another place. I’ve always believed that there is a strong emotional connection with music; it has the ability to change our moods and it connects us to memories.
Flowers are another mid-winter life-saver for me! When I bring some into the house, it makes me feel sunny and upbeat! I’ll share one with you now. This purple Clematis photo was taken last summer.
**In The Bleak Mid-Winter” Lyrics by: Christina G. Rossetti, 1830-1894. Music by: Gustav Holst, 1874-1934.
To see the entire hymn, click here.
Good night all~
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