Welcome back to Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas Musical Celebration. I recently discovered Idina Menzel's "December Prayer" and found it to be the perfect music for our Fig Tree inspiration. For the "Boughs of Holly" faithful, you already know that my Idina Menzel fan-dom began long ago with "Rent" & "Wicked." "Frozen" simply put her into mainstream.
Anyway, the song is beautiful and it for some reason or another, evokes memories of my grandma who passed away three years ago this month. I can't help to "here the song within the silence." I was 37 at the time and had never experienced loss so for me I kept asking, "Where did she go?" Maybe that was a little naive, but it was honest. I had all of the memories, but her physical presence was no longer. Songs like this then come along and suddenly I am reminded...she's "dancing in the air" and she's in everything beautiful. Seeew if you don't mind...I'm not going to give product descriptions. I am simply humbled to share the spirit and the beauty of the season...with each of you.
For anyone who has lost a loved one this song reminds me that even in loss...our angels are dancing everywhere...in the song of the silence."Open your heart....look around and listen" especially at Christmas. I'm thinking of quite a few of you. You're never alone. ~ Brian