Friday, January 2, 2015

Ringing in the New Year



     My children gave me a wind chime for Christmas. The ash wood clapper gives it a gentle voice, yet inside the house, when the furnace pauses to catch its breath, I can hear it even above the ticking of the clocks. The sail is shaped like an alder or birch leaf. I sat in my reading chair on the last day of the year watching leaf shadow flutter over the window blinds and listening to my chime speak softly to the wind. 

     For decades I have welcomed each new year with clanging bells, banging pots, blowing horns and shouts of jubilation, but when the hullabaloo is over, this gentle timbre of wind-tuned ringing is how I mean to go on. 

4 comments:

  1. What a great way to start the year - a new posting to enjoy!

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  2. Sweet! Peace and quiet calms the spirit. Love my wind chimes, too :)

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  3. What a sweet, and peaceful way to start the new year. I don't have any wind chimes but after this story I will have to look into getting one.

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  4. Beautiful! God bless you in 2015.

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