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The first New Year
Long ages since, when Time was young,
A blissful couple sat and sung
In Eden’s lovely fields so fair,
Before the tempter entered there ;
The rosy hours were whiled away
In sweet repose, or gentle play ;
One little darling, lovely boy
filled both their hearts with boundless joy.
Young Adam watched the stars at night,
and saw the constellations bright,
Along the grand ecliptic’s face
“Where the great globe with lightning pace
Swept onward in its annual round,
Till it the starting point had found,
Then rose his anthem loud and clear :
“Oh, God, bless thou the opening year ;
To us thy children show thy face,
The new year bless for all my race.”
Then spoke the Lord, “thou son of Earth,
With each dead year shall come a birth,
While the world doth its trach pursue,
The year shall he forever new ;
Thy race may perish, and at last
The globe be into darkness cast ;
The glittering stars may cease to shine,
*But until then, thou son of mine,
While this mighty globe doth roll,
And light doth shine from pole to pole,
My word i give ; be of good cheer
I’ll bless for them each glad new year.”
This is a lovely song i have found in the old archive:from old catalog .It is called “The first New Year” by George Warwick.The verses are so beautiful that my only respond to them might be a personal New Year’s story inspired by its grace and magnificent.
NEW YEAR’S DREAMS
I love travels with the taste of unusual and strange;no date no time,woven from my dreams and the dreams of many who dreamed before me all with a hope to come to the end,by wondering themselves all the time,whether an end exists and the final truth would be ever disclosed.There are many unsolved puzzles to tickle my mind,i have no doubt it is with many of you as well;The biggest one is about Creation of the world and whole Universe.Have scientific and religious presentations and some kind of mix of both in our heads;whatever to be true i bear in my mind a veil of misty picture and mystery in the all.I simply like to feel something mysterious to wind me;it might be a longing for more beautiful existence in every regards;more beauties to be seen or happier and cleverer people around me.
You can search for beauty wherever you want and in that quest first and basic is Beauty you find in yourself and in your mind…cherish that picture about yourself all the time of your traveling.Being in love with yourself is the main principle which the whole universe rules with.It is the law we spin around all together.Every negative fluid affects you and ambient where you live.The nature expresses its wounds by throwing out lots of magma and ashes,shaking the ground and making fierce storms;that is the moments we feel fears,complete scared by nature’s power and strength.And it is the time you think:My God i shall be good and make only good deeds,just save me and be merciful!
We are just so tender, bashful and frail creatures!Yes, we are sometimes so funny and poor,because forget so quickly how tiny and small we are.
And again remember yourself of watching into the sky when the clouds have gone to other destinations ,out of your views,to wonder through the space,peer into darkness toward bright and glorious Stars and their shining homes-there is Beauty and magnificence of the Creation,there is also a friendly hand to get you through your loneliness.And a look to them recovers lost dignity and makes you as being honored by own presence in the whole.
Every time i need company i see and think of that glorious roof above me,i have a friend ,i have an asylum,i am part of the magic and perfection.
And it seems that everything hovers by some rules and a precious watch-we count seconds,minutes and hours till the New Year comes and then all again.
The new Year is really so special and loved by all of us as a new cycle of births where we look for new happiness,new joys,new hopes and new dreams to come true.It looks like new beginning over and over,and we need them because we missed something in old year or we experienced something bad and wish to leave it behind us.Whatever reason to be,we long for new beginnings,we promise ourselves to be better and smarter,we hope to succeed where we failed,we wish more love than have now,or wait for new meetings,and new jobs and to become rich.Sweet dreams and there is nothing wrong with them.
DREAMS ARE NEVER WRONG!
Dreams make us better people!
Dreams give us new hopes to love life even more and to pursue it!
Dreams teach us that it is never ended,as long as we are able to see a new path ahead.
Dreams love us and take our hands and lead us to new horizons to see new stars and Glory.
Dreams show new signs to follow,perhaps the forecast we slipped in the past to see.
Dreams are our friends and sometimes just send a lovely and lost face to meet each other.
Dreams beat our fears and enemies,all bad and unpleasant things going away with their hidden strength.
Dreams allow us to travel with a charming spice because you never know what the next destination will be.
Dreams send our lovers to give us a kiss we crave for …..
Dreams pursue new achievements we never thought before….
Dreams give the rest to our souls to recover inner vigor
Dreams make gifts for us and lots of fine surprises….
Dreams become our guardian if we get lost in our way and make new roads for us.
Dreams warn us about danger to be faced with in our close surrounding
Dreams are our saviors as we escape into a peaceful harbour.
Dreams are sometimes first place to meet your Great Love
Dreams are first ally and friends in life of your child
Whatever Dreams you have,every one is a Gift for you,never neglect their meaning and collect them in your memory,the same way as you amassed many from previous Years and ones from the ages have been a long time ago and you have not been aware of.
It is a message for You, dreamed the whole Year whose end is so close and you think of New Year’s Dreams to hunt.
Remember that it is Your Dream and the way you allow them to lead you defines path awaiting for You.Don’t let untrue dreams be your polestar in the future.Be true to Yourself,love yourself,go for genuine people,give your best,love your darling,respect friends and parents,send some warm words to everyone in loneliness on this magic New year’s Eve,send some greetings and cards,kiss your lover,give some present away,be good friend,play with your children,take walk in beautiful nature and embrace it and your Creator,call it God’s will ,love God,dance with the stars and dispel clouds from misty heaven and go
go for only BRIGHT CONSTELLATION IN YOUR DREAMS!
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I can not run away from my Childhood.Every new story i start to write or every single thought to come into my mind,it is always related to the earliest days of my life.And still i am not in the age to look back at my childhood by remembering it and writing memoirs.The only possible ingredient ,responsible for my condition might be an account of free time and some feeling of being lost in the present.I suppose i need to make it to be clearer for you,but if i began to explain all,it would swallow whole story.I hope,as you go toward the end of this writing,that you would be able to get a picture or a piece of my incentives that led me to write and express my deep thinking and senses.
As i think of the time when i was a child and relate it to nowdays,i wonder myself:what is wrong,or what was wrong,between that time and the all i have now.It is like i’m trying to stretch out my arm and touch some of first joys and happy smiles i used to have on my face;but they have gone forever….the way i saw people has been changed.Our common creator gave us wonderful time to enjoy in the beginning of our lives,and then,it seemed like let us go to search for happiness on our own.
I remember first Christmas card i received from my father when he served his time in the army.It was a lovely paper card,featured a little girl,resembled me,with short hair and stunning look in the eyes,curious and aspiring to knowledge.You could easy see a hint of hidden mystery and self -contended look,which, as little girl was growing up,became so true.It also expressed a self-conscious,a condition that is especially remarkable in so young age.
I have not finished the description of my Christmas card-there were two birds on the window;i missed to say that the girl,pictured on the card,watched through the window. In my schooldays i collected New Year’s cards /we sent them on occasion of celebration of New Year/and i still have them in my possession,to rest in a lovely tin-candy box,in which,i used to hold delicious candles.I am sure you know of what i think and talk, and that you like them as well.It kept covers of chocolates and bonbons,and paper serviettes alike.On occasion of my last Home Saint celebration,i put aside a few of serviettes to save,i have not quitted yet that desire.
And no one has noticed and said anything about that;the adults have own flow of thoughts ,they have no time to look at such ” unimportant baubles”,their thoughts go to reach more important things,whatever to be…even some nonsenses…usually gossips, which a child hardly to understand,because their thoughts wander through wonderful lands called “Imagination”.
And to ask one kid about a way of making the mature persons happier he would find himself in wonder:Is it so hard being happy and smiled?By sharing a wide smile throughout the face.If you have forgotten on such little childish things,afford to yourself the company of a charming child and share in all common jokes,plays and talks the children practice among each other.
The best time for that,to offer a chance to yourself,are Holidays,in particular Christmas as the most favoured and happiest for all children and us as well.
Have you ever thought about a Christmas Book to make it for your joy and of your children?I don’t say it must be necessarily paper-book or hardcover,i suggest you to walk along the way of imagination,or to do it by offering knowledge of the oldest Book ever created in the world”The Bible”;i say the oldest book,but what i keep in my mind is one unwritten book,that you hold in your imagination to tell it forever.
The Bible and The New Testament are the greatest stories to be ever narrated,they come to be something like our Birth Identity ,our origin and identification.Most important to me is LOVE which is woven into the text to be main idea followed from the beginning of the narration.What teaches Jesus Christ and each preacher?And what do you say to your child about Christianity and God?What means Christmas to you and how do you explain its meaning to children?
In my CHRISTMAS BOOK i begin with Imagination:there was a boy who was born in a little country in the Middle East named Israel,and located on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.It happened that Jesus was born in Bethlehem/the town in Israel/and grew up in Nazareth.His father was Joseph and mother Mary,that one day was visited by angel Gabriel to send a message to her ;it was about her to be chosen to give birth a son by the WILL of God.
The moment of Jesus’ birth is the most joyous day in the history of the Mankind,by bearing a message of LOVE and most beautiful in his teaching which you pass on to the children.The fact that he was conceived by virgin Mary implies the importance of innocence and purity in Human relations.It is a higher form of human existence to flow through the sphere we see above our heads each morning after getting up;the heaven itself, with its endless roof to symbolize eternal life offered by God and reached by the ones who believe in the most beautiful characteristics,inherited and enriched in our beings.You teach your child about all the values to follow:Honesty,Goodness,Love,Respect,Condolence,Peace and Understanding among people.
One of more important messages, to embrace all the text of the Gospel concerns FREEDOM,not only in a form of Human behavior than as manifestation of a free WILL for you to follow.You can be whatever you want,there are no limits on you and are free to go where you want,do what you want, say whatever you wish…..To me it is the greatest in Jesus’ heritage and most intriguing!
By making your being, God had not implemented in you any limitations:no barrier for You to be good or evil;no obstacle for you to live in peace or in ruffle;no prohibition to go to war or live in peace…to pursue to even the most extreme in man’s behavior-committing a murder ..all is left to a man and his will.
In the Bible and the Gospels have been signified consequences and punishments to come after making bad deeds.There are moments when you will punish your child in some way if you are not satisfied by his behavior.But it is only about Fear..nothing more;all good and magnificent in one being is received by birth and cherished by one’s personality,in nourishing and good education.That is on parents to nourish their children,give all love and support, to protect them of bad surrounding and acts,to give their hand if it is necessary.
SAY:I LOVE MY CHILD!I LOVE YOU MOST IN THE WORLD!
By receiving abundance from such a well,your child will grow as a rose in the garden or a Tree in the forest,to become a beautiful cherished flower and to spread around oneself only joy and happiness;to lure every soul in its eagerness for more attention,success and love.
There are many people in the world who are deprived of basic human goodness and accommodations.It is your chance and call for you to show how there is a home for all of them, there is a meal on the table and a plate to share with your family,together with candles to light in the Christmas Night.There out of your house might be a passenger or traveler to wand around and spot your warm home looking through a window and see all of you seating around,blessed in your ambient and enjoyment.
CHRISTMAS is a reminder of all good to adorn Human soul..
CHRISTMAS is one day in the year to honour Jesus Christ and his coming into the world;
CHRISTMAS is your chance to give forgiveness to all who hurt you some time ago..
CHRISTMAS is about new approaching to your children and making some correction in common relationships..
CHRISTMAS is about giving much more Love each other …
CHRISTMAS is about building new hopes for better future…..
CHRISTMAS is about time to say prayers and genuine ask for forgiveness and fulfillment of your desires….
CHRISTMAS is about calling your close friends to come and spend a magic time together…
CHRISTMAS is about sending beautiful gifts to people you love and appreciate..
CHRISTMAS is about Charity,act of sharing all of your possession with the ones in need…
CHRISTMAS is about thinking of some lonely people around the world and taking an account of time to being with them..
CHRISTMAS is about saying:I Love You to someone in case you missed to do it some time ago ..
CHRISTMAS is about Falling in Love over and over again…
CHRISTMAS is about playing and spending with children a little more time…..
CHRISTMAS is about giving gifts to the dearest in your life……
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There are wonderful ideas to make a new story,they look like catching a magic thread leading you to secret crave,somewhere deep in the mountains,luring you by its own hidden tales and mysterious visitors from old time ,and maybe evoking some lost memories of a treasure left and forgotten by eternal wandering sailors.
Rich imagination might come from the very birth as being embodied into your entire being ,or partly gifted after coming into the light of the world to radiant inside of your spirit and bear all the rest of the ones to be poor in their stands and environment.You can always asking such questions about yourself,and if you are lucky to be the one belongs to a wreath of much gifted it is your greatest pleasure to enjoy in knowledge of being in possession of most beautiful imagination to adorn your presence and awareness of yourself.
Another question is whether such gifts entitle us to feel being superior to every one who is deprived of them,and put us in a task of making some amazing stories to tell how life could be more beautiful and reminding of earliest and more innocent days of our childhoods.I myself feel that such a happiness forces me to accept and give forgiveness for many bad thoughts and fake feelings come from the other side.I feel like being a sacrifice of own validity and doomed to give even more than it is visible from an average eye.Believe or not but it is truth,i bear a great load which is mainly invisible by other people’s views and senses.And here i come to a bright observation that writing appears to be inevitable path of all the souls living in higher spheres of the existence,for they have unmolested freedom to put on paper their words and throw a light along way toward the infinity.How much light it would be take to put together the enigma of the origin and essence of Humanity,i don’t know,as well as you have no answer for that,but if it ever comes to its end,or if an end exist at all,we shall meet each other in a different environment with our faces to radiant divine light.
By going into the meeting of the coming Christmas and New Year we also going to our expectations and new hopes,aspirations for better and happier lives,which may be pictured as changes to come.Will we be ready to change ourselves?Is it possible or whether we need some changes to come out of our inner characters,if it needs courage and more resolutions? A CHRISTMAS CAROL
To come to an idea of my next review was not difficult…i just was thinking about Christmas and a suitable title sparkled before my eyes:Christmas Carol, a wonderful tale written by Charles Dickens.
Being himself experienced tortures in his early Youth,it traced his works bringing some of sadness and more of happiness to all of us.We must be thankful to him for that and feel admiration for his brilliant mind and power to overcome little human weaknesses and stay true to himself,not making a transformation to being a vicious and malicious man.We regard a transformation from a gruesome being into a mellow to be a miracle,by forgetting that staying on your own,not becoming evil after many bad things to happen with you is a wonder alike.
The main character/Ebenezer Scrooge/ is a man taken from the presence with all his poor human attributes as being a miser, and put into all temptations to make him into a complete different being,following a magic and dream we all have .There were three ghosts to tempt him:Past,Present and Future.
THE PAST GHOST
The past in its intention of reminding of the child he used to be…childhood is most important period in life,from which comes all the destiny if you followed it in right way.It is also the richest and happiest time for lack of awareness of all characterized by malign and vicious, which mature man can bring forth.The Childhood bears smile of innocence ,most visible in eyes of a child.It also forewarns you that your opponent,fellow you confront, once was such a child, and give him a chance by melting your approach and forgiving.And there is no doubt about first meetings and friends in your schooldays to stay being most precious for lifetime,because you see them as they used to be..you knew how they looked like as little children;that picture of a friend coming from your youngest days,is indelible.
THE SECOND GHOST PRESENT It is about time you see around and face with possible and impossible in your life and thinking of what changes you can reach.It is about trying something new,for there is still time for innovations.Before the main figure in the tale,it rolls away all in his surrounding which happens to be some other man’s experience and effort to live better life, asking for help and understanding. Following religious teaching about reward and punishment,Dickens put before him a possibility to save his life by making good deeds,and a way to avoid death.It is imposed by fear,for it is man’s feature to follow him along the life.The FEAR never stops to accompany us,it doesn’t vanish after growing up
The FUTURE GHOST Whatever way to be of how Religion has been introduced and nested in our beings and lives,the obvious fact is that an account of fear and respect is present in our awareness about real and proper moral characteristics to be regarded and followed.If you try to think deeper about their presence you might feel a whiff of true unearthly and magic coming from another world.I don’t think that only religious persuasions happen to be only means to lead us to God’s creation and vision of the world,or what we read in the Bible and New Testament,heritage of Jesus Christ and four Gospels written following his path and thinking.
So, you could wonder about:Was religion imagined by the man,or it created us?Somehow both are woven and rooted in us,and thinking about my visiting to the Church and all ceremonials to be taken there,i feel that my true Divine touch with them,mysterious and magic,happens while coming suddenly and slowly from unexpected and unreal thought,feeling or a vision.That is why i believe that my being must be hold by one tiny thread stretching to somewhere where i don’t see end,only feel as walking on the chord,and how my life might fall every moment….but it feels like that,only in the moments i imagine such a picture before me.What i can ask myself more ,could be whether i lose something more of my life,more achievements and awareness by not thinking about the thread or not?What if my focus all the time would be a string and me as walk on it ?
One relaxation i feel about it is not seeing people around me,only I and darkness around,but in spite of that, it is visible picture.Doesn’t it look like being an abyss around,perhaps the hell?Who or what makes the Hell?Is it a religious innovation or it is made by ourselves?
Anyway,Dickens’ hero being faced with terrible things envisaged before him,took his chance and changed himself!
That is final stage in the story, a man who made MIRACLE !The tale of miracle is nested in early surrounding of the youth by the elders to read with us some Fairy Tales, and making us to love them.And then,whole life you want and long for is a MIRACLE!
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!”
“I don’t know what to do!” cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. “I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a schoolboy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to all the world. Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!”
Regardless you believe in Human transformation in a way it is presented by Charles Dickens or not,i am sure that your Christmas aspirations are not evanesced.
I believe and wish YOU to think about next holidays ,by imaging some desires to be fulfilled,about changes to come and better your conditions,about LOVE to come into your heart,about new place to live or go far away…
END of The BOOK
Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as 92well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him. He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!
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A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens first published by Chapman and Hall on 19 December 1843. The story tells of sour and stingy Ebenezer Scrooge’s ideological, ethical, and emotional transformation after the supernatural visitations of Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim
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Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Future
Ebenezer Scrooge is a penny-pinching miser in the first degree. He cares nothing for the people around him and mankind exists only for the money that can be made through exploitation and intimidation. He particularly detests Christmas which he views as ‘a time for finding yourself a year older, and not an hour richer’. Scrooge is visited, on Christmas Eve, by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley who died seven Christmas Eves ago.
Marley, a miser from the same mold as Scrooge, is suffering the consequences in the afterlife and hopes to help Scrooge avoid his fate. He tells Scrooge that he will be haunted by three spirits. These three spirits, the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, succeed in showing Scrooge the error of his ways.
The Death of Tiny Tim
Of all the affecting scenes from A Christmas Carol none touches the heart more than the death of the crippled Tiny Tim, foreshadowed to Scrooge by the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come Michael Patrick Hearn, in his book The Annotated Christmas Carol, reports that one observer of a public reading by Dickens of A Christmas Carol in Boston in 1867 noted that the passage of Tiny Tim’s death “brought out so many pocket handkerchiefs that it looked as if a snow-storm had somehow gotten into the hall without tickets.”
Regardless you believe in Human transformation in a way it is presented by Charles Dickens or not,i am sure that your Christmas aspirations are not evanesced.
I believe and wish YOU to think about next holidays ,by imaging some desires to be fulfilled about changes to come and better your conditions about LOVE to come into your heart about new place to live or go far away…
I WISH You a Very HAPPY CHRISTMAS!
MAY ALL YOUR DESIRES BE REACHED!
MAY YOUR LIFE BE BLESSED!
MAY YOU BE HEALTHY ALL THE YEAR!
MAY YOU BRING JOY IN OTHER PEOPLE LIVES!
MAY YOU FORGIVE EVERYONE!
MAY YOU GET NEW WORK DONE AND BUY HOME FROM DREAMS!
MAY YOUR POLESTAR FOR THE NEW YEAR BE LOVE AND ATTENTION!
MAY YOU HEAR TWEETS OF THE BIRDS ALL THE YEAR!
MAY YOU WRITE A BOOK HELD IN YOUR IMAGINATION!
MAY YOUR HOME BE BLESSED BY HAPPINESS!
MAY YOUR EVERY DAY BE A MEETING WITH JOYS AND LAUGHTERS!
MAY YOUR LIFE BE MAGIC INSIDE OF YOU AND YOUR ENVIRONMENT!
MAY YOU BE MAGIC TO LIGHT OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES!
MAY YOU STAY YOUNG FOREVER
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