This year work has grown increasingly problematic. I needed to be reminded: work is just work. My profession, my calling, is much more than what I've been dealing with at work. In any case, change is on the horizon...but of that, another time.
I took my children to see a local theater production of Dickens' A Christmas Carol tonight. It was quite a nice production. The performers not only acted out the classic tale but also took turns narrating the story using Dickens' own words. Woven into many scenes were lovely arrangements of some favorite carols sung or played by the actors themselves - Good Christian Men Rejoice, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Here We Come A-Wassailing, the Gloucestershire Wassail, and Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence, to name just a few.
6. Two from Galilee by Marjorie Holmes
4. The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry