On Fridays… we “shush” the inner critic and run amok with our words. Allowing to exercise our free-flowing words with a word prompt from our fearless community leader Lisa Jo Baker. Then we join together and encourage each other – kind of like a Flashmob for Writers.
At my age, and with all the places I’ve been and with all the people I’ve met there is always something to reflect upon in my mind.
Many times those reflections are from the happiest of occasions. Especially at Christmas.
It happens the minute the tree comes out of the box. It doesn’t have to be strung with lights or decorated … it’s just a signal to my family and me to reflect on the best place we’ve ever lived
~ Giebelstadt, Germany ~
There isn’t a single bit of those three years of living there that doesn’t bring happy thoughts and reflections. And as the calendar pages turn … and it’s 2013 … I can hardly believe that we moved back to the United States in 2002.
ELEVEN years??? Really??? It was just yesterday to us.
Shopping downtown in the cold, brisk air. Carrying and eating our warm, carmelized almonds or stopping for brats.
That wonderful song from the Sound of Music – My Favorite Things? We really did love those brown paper packages tied up with strings! And sometimes those strings had a handle on them – because that’s how you shopped …
I could go on and on reflecting on the food, the fun, the long and sunny Summer days, and the darkest of Winter nights. But it was more than that … it was the warmest, homiest place on earth and every Christmas, we dream and remember and smile.
Grüß Gott – A farewell salutation meaning God greets you