May peace be yours this day and coming year.
Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here – 1965
This is a beautiful holiday sanity break.
It is just simply beautiful.
George Harrison – My Sweet Lord – Official Video 2021
It’s no secret that Dolly Parton is one of my heroes. My life is blessed to have shared our planet during her life.
The simple beauty of this early appearance with her two sisters is divine. Stick around as her mother and grandfather are in the audience.
Dolly Parton – Break My Mind – Porter Wagoner Show
It’s a beautiful winter solstice evening here in San Diego California. We’ve just returned from a 4.7 mile walk as the sun set over the Pacific ocean to our west for its final time before our earth begins its tilt northward marking the beginning of winter. Today was a stunningly beautiful 75 degree F day here with crystal blue skies, warm but with a refreshing nip in the air. Simply the optimum Southern California winters’s day, kind of a cordial welcome to longer days that are on the horizon as we march toward spring.
Moments after arriving home we found this a cappella recording of Veni Veni Emmanuel. It’s simple yet refreshingly stunning. We found it an appropriate to welcome winter.
The Gesualdo Six – Veni Veni Emmanuel – 2014
Happy Winter Solstice…
May peace be with you.
Always a favorite since I was but a wee fellow. The simplicity of this short and beautiful performance allows one to appreciate the depth of the complex layers this classic exudes.
St. George’s Chapel Choir – Carol of the Bells – live performance at Windsor for Her Majesty – Christmas 2018