Thursday, December 31, 2015
"The organ sounded faintly in the church below. Swelling by degrees, the melody ascended to the roof, and filled the choir and Nave. "
The Banquet was served up.the people flocked in, with their rustic dresses, the beauty of the spectacle was at its height."
"I see the spirit of the Chimes among you. I know that we must trust and hope, and neither doubt ourselves, nor doubt the good in one another."
"The Chimes were ringing in the New Year. Hear them!They WERE ringing. Bless their sturdy hearts,. Great Bells as they were; melodious, deep-mouthed, noble Bells."
All quotes from "The Chimes" a New Year story (a fabulous read) by Charles Dickens.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
(Pope John XXIII)
"Somehow we just don't make the same boisterous fun of a Holy Week as we do of Christmas. No one plans to have a holly jolly Easter...." (Frederica Matthewes-Green)