Sunday Slow Jam Vol.107 – A Child is Born

Sunday Slow Jam Vol.107 – A Child is Born

2018-11-23T21:29:54+00:00December 20, 2015|News, Sunday Slow Jams|

The holidays are upon us and it always seems a little bit crazy this time of year. The eternal “to do” list is always way too long and it often feels like the madness will never end. Perhaps this is why yen for the simple things and feel a pull to go a little slower and do less. I crave coziness, quietness and reflection, and time with family and friends. This year many dear friends have kids and new babies. It is such a treasure to have them in my life! I am so thankful for them because they teach me so much about the world around me.  They are so present, so funny and thoughtful. They represent so much of what is possible with their curiosity, honesty and unconditional love. I think that is what the Christmas Story is all about…the possibility and hope for a new way of doing and being that is loving and compassionate. Christian or not, its message is universal.

Now out of the night

New as the dawn into the light

Oh this child, innocent child,

Soft as a fawn

This child is born

One small heart, One pair of eyes

One work of art, Here in my arms

Here he lies

Trusting and warm, Blessed this bond

A child is born

Listen now to Oscar Peterson play a gorgeous version of Thad Jones’ tune, “A Child is Born”. I know it’s not a true Christmas tune, but something about it is hymn-like and holy. It perfectly captures the spirit of hope.

Oscar Peterson – A Child is Born

Merry Christmas! I wish you all the best this Holiday Season. May you have many spacious, beautiful, and sacred moments with those you cherish most!

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Open hearted and hopeful, blisssed and blessed, thankful and thoughtful. A curious creator, lover, mover and shaker, melody maker who is inspired by adventure, love, sound and shape, colour and dreams, nature and kindness. I savour things that speak to and stir the heart.