I hope you're enjoying the holiday as much as I am. Christmas in Connecticut was perfect - the weather, food, family, the children now past the baby stages, and more. Nothing was discussed about end times, just fun, toys, and best of all Grandma's present - an iPad. Now I have to go to the Apple store and learn how to use it.
There is a quiet, almost eerie stillness that people notice. The highways were not crowded as I traveled during what is usually a busy time. To me, it is almost as if being in a state of suspended animation or in a bubble.
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Christmas 2011 Whitley Streiber
It's Christmas, the season of birth and renewal, the time that they first came to me with their slap of awakening. Now I am grown old in this new state, and yet I remember as if they were still falling, the snowflakes that fell on my gloves in the hours before they first came. On the evening of December 26, 1985, we took a walk along the road beside our cabin, just as night was gathering. It seemed a perfect moment, the snow falling in large, crystalline flakes, the silence profound but for its whisper in the pines.
Otherworldly Capitals Philip Coppens
Two capitals, London and Washington, were (re)designed in the 17th and 18th century so that they would incorporate the so-called Tree of Life, a divine design, which would hopefully allow the nations' rulers to synchronize their worldly ambitions with those of the Divine Realm.
It will be interesting to see how reality plays out in 2012.
Happy New Year !
2011 in Review
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