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Friday, December 2, 2011

Four More Weeks

"Fast away the old year passes ..."

In four weeks we will see the end of 2011. New Year's Eve parties will be scheduled, Hanukkah and Christmas decorations will be stored away, and Kwaanza fruits will be a new memory. Winter will have arrived formally, and the long dark nights of December will begin to shorten, welcoming the bright horizons of another year.

My fifth title, Georgetown at the Turn of the Millennium, contains a story written at the end of a year. Here's a segment of that brief book:

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"December closes another year, and amid the flurry of holiday celebrations, winter weather preparations, children out on school vacations, budgeting deliberations, our New Year's hopes and plans and dreams can still seem long away. The new page is just ahead of us, within reach, and whatever we write upon it will stay with our children for generations to come... We all have a part to play, a year to record. The choice of pens is our last obstacle.

Will we write, fine pointed in light colors with tentative strokes a pale new history for our children...

Will we write with bold color, in strong flourishes, a celebratory tale...

Will we sometimes print in crayon, sometimes scrawl in pencil, and sometimes brush in paint our feelings... bravely sharing our human side...

Anything is possible on a fresh, new page... "
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I may use that piece for a Christmas note (as my Christmas cards are often late anyways, in the past I most often wrote them during the peace of the December school break.)

What will you write to your family and friends? What will you share? What will  you create? 

There is still time now to "do it up right" and share your best with the people who most care.

Here's the link to my fifth book at Amazon; it is on sale right now, with a reduced price from the seller:

The book has received only one review so far, at ... I'd love to know what you think of it?

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