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What Do You Celebrate this Time of Year?

And how do you celebrate it?

Marilyn Flower
Nov 30, 2020 · 5 min read
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Let there be music!

Not just the commercial Xmas songs blasting from radios, loudspeakers, shopping centers, to our delight or annoyance. But music that stirs our souls and reminds us of the deeper meanings of our celebrations.

I feel pretty certain saying, there will be food.

Whether it’s potato latkes, new year’s tamales, gumbo, a stuffed bird of some sort, or a lavish array of fresh fruits and veggies, there will be food.

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So again the question —

What do you celebrate this time of year? And how do you celebrate it?

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Brought to you by Zoom…

Normally, this stillness is punctuated by concerts and programs. I live in an area where these events proliferate. This year some are not happening, like the wonderful choir concert at Oakland’s Greek Orthodox Ascension Cathedral.

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And finally, Christmas…

My little church will have some form of Carols & Candlelight as is our tradition. I get to help plan it this afternoon — also on Zoom. Afterward, I drive around and take in Christmas lights. Some neighborhoods outdo themselves. I expect this year to be no different, and perhaps even more lavish than usual.

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