The Christmas Star

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Musings 12/26/2015


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



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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Patricia, what beautiful thoughts and reminders to us all, as so many are not able to be with their families at Thanksgiving or Christmas.  What a beautiful gift from your daughter!

Here is a Christmas star(the sun) I took a picture of a couple of years ago from the street where we live.


Dec 25, 2015 11:00 PM #13
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I am so glad I did not miss this post!  I loved it, like every one else..thanks!

Dec 25, 2015 11:15 PM #14
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Patricia, what a lovely gift!  And I love your Victor Hugo quote.

Dec 26, 2015 12:17 AM #15
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

What a simpe yet profound gift to receive. I love that you can't see the star during the day but at night you can see it! It reminds me that in our darkest hours is when we need to see hope glimmering and that candle holder does just that. 

Dec 26, 2015 12:27 AM #16
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Patricia.  Emotions are real. Love is real.  The star in the candle stirs emotions in me.  There are countless thousands of people who are not with family on Christmas.  The heart wants what it wants even when being with family is not possible.

Dec 26, 2015 01:51 AM #17
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a lovely gift from your daughter.The Victor Hugo quote was so perfect for your post...Love transcends so much.  It is no for sale and cannot be bought!

Dec 26, 2015 02:22 AM #18
Nick T Pappas
Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Hun... - Huntsville, AL
Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource

Hello Patricia, I just stopped by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Dec 26, 2015 03:35 AM #19
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia you are such a thoughtful and caring person and your writings mirror it. I hope you played "Silent Night" later on... Endre

Dec 26, 2015 03:53 AM #20
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

You are so blessed to have a daughter (child/ren).  For those that don't, and they are plenty, the holidays can be tough.  

Dec 26, 2015 05:12 AM #21
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

Emotions are definitely not underrated - in the end it's all we really have.  Those and our memories.  What could reinforce our emotions and our memories more than family?

Dec 26, 2015 05:21 AM #22
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Patricia, our memories are so precious and so glad for them. I love the star candle and of course the quote. When I read your posts...your feelings shine through so brilliantly.

Dec 26, 2015 06:19 AM #23
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Patricia, Thank you for sharing a special gift and the wonderful memories thatgo with it. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.

Dec 26, 2015 07:15 AM #24
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia sorry to hear your daughter was not able to come and spend time with you, but her gift is a beautiful one which I am sure it made it feel like the two of you were closer to each other.

Dec 26, 2015 07:38 AM #25
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


Of all I have read here and the few sentiments I have tried to profound, none comes close to yours. I hope this simple brilliance stays lite forever and I think it will. cheers cvc

Dec 26, 2015 12:20 PM #26
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing an inspirational post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 26, 2015 12:51 PM #27
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I did miss my family this year, Patricia. All of my children and grandchildren were at home. That's the way it is some years.

I sure love the sentiment behind this beautiful candle. No doubt you feel the connection to your daughter every time you light it up to glow. 

Dec 27, 2015 02:43 AM #28
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Patricia,  In simplicity can be found the wonders of life.  Make it a great week ahead.  Mark

Dec 27, 2015 10:02 AM #29
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Happy Birthday too and a ho ho ho again Happy Holidays may your star shine on you all the year through

Dec 27, 2015 10:08 AM #30
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Well said Patricia, what a nice looking star.

Dec 27, 2015 11:40 AM #31
Kelly Hagglund
The Kelly Group Real Estate - Newberg, OR
SW Portland Real Estate Expert

What a beautiful posting and stunning candle! Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Dec 28, 2015 04:20 AM #32
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