Jekyll Island Beach 2012

Jekyll Island Beach 2012
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Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Christmas Centus

The Rogue Speaks:

A Christmas Centus
 
 
“The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave a luster of midday to objects below…”

White snow.  Bright snow.    At the edge of the field, Mira saw a deer nibbling a patch of grass that had been sheltered from the snow storm by the thick trees.  To her left, she could see Christmas lights twinkling in town.  It was her first Christmas alone since he had died.  Still, she had decorated a tree, and had even put the old electric candles in the front windows.

“Mom?”

Mira turned.  There stood her children, their faces ruddy from the cold.

“Merry Christmas!”  they cried.
 
 
 
 
 
This little story is linked to Jenny's Saturday Centus.  Merry Christmas, Centusians!!!

17 comments:

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Beautiful! I can feel Mira's sadness, and then her joy at seeing her children...
Merry Christmas to you!

bluzdude said...

Merry Christmas, dear Rogue.

BECKY said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas, Judie!

st said...

SO effective. And that first quote so much captures BETER than what I was trying to write about in my first corny poem about pink snow -- the way it glows at night. What my own snow prompt was about.

Bookie said...

Very nice...captured the loneliness and the joy of this holiday~!

lissa said...

reading this, I am reminded of a scene in Little Women where the family gather around to celebrate christmas even though the father is not present.

hope you have a great hoilday.

Gail said...

How very beautiful, sad and happy at the same time.

Merry Christmas.

Ames said...

Merry Christmas Judie!~Ames

Rinkly Rimes said...

This is the sort of joy we hope for for everyone.

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Judie, you have the most amazing blog! So much rich content with a wonderful sense of humor!

Merry Christmas!

Thanks for commenting on my new "Jumping Dolphins" painting!

JJ said...

The holidays can be tough. You just have to be tougher.

Tammy said...

Thank heavens for happy endings! Happy 2013!

Jenny said...

Oh Judie.

This made me tear up.

I need to adopt those kids. Most of mine are still pretty thoughtless!

Love JJ's comment here.

Seems quite appropriate on this last Saturday of the year!

ChrisJ said...

This one makes me grateful for having all my family.

Happy New Year, Judie.

Annesphamily said...

You always choose the right words to say!

Naperville Now said...

Judie! I do hope you are feeling completely better by now. Sorry for your rotten New Years Eve!
Sue

Splendid Little Stars said...

aaawwww!