For Christmas my daughter sent me a gift. I received the Christmas Star. It's tough being away from loved ones during the holidays but she sent me her love and the star of Christmas reflected in this candle holder. To look at it during the day, it's just a simple piece of glass and a single tea candle that will burn brightly at night. No star is visible. But light the candle at night and the star becomes clear and bright.
Last night was a silent night. Not a tree leaf left in the branches rustled. No rain, wind, snow, or ice - just the silence of the night. They say coming home for Christmas is something you ought to do but there are times when life doesn't work out that way. So the next best thing one can send is love and the reminder that even though the sky is vast loved ones are never far away. For me, the star symbolizes life everlasting. I believe my daughter understands this too.
Missing family? On any silent night visualize the flickering sparks of consciousness within any dark and holy night. A visit from family can come by way of the star. Memories are a gift. They don't come in packages tied in a pretty bow. Memories are real. They are the people, places, and things we've done and you can feel them in your heart. Emotions are real. The Christmas star is timeless.
“What Is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love.
His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul”
― Victor Hugo