"This is the violet hour, the hour of hush and wonder, when the affectations glow and valor is reborn, when the shadows deepen along the edge of the forest and we believe that, if we watch carefully, at any moment we may see the unicorn."

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Winter, Happy, Blessed Christmas to ALL of You.

This beautiful album cover truly represents what is in my heart for all of you....my beloved blogging family. 
I have no real family..... but thanks to Renee.....I have YOU...and you are indeed, my family.

I have left my Christmas *message* on my sidebar (my Voki image and my voice) as a Holiday Message.  This, in itself, is a gift from dear Vicki (*Nollyposh*)....who showed me how to do it.

Below....a few of my most beloved Christmas songs.....I hope you enjoy them.

It has been a particularly emotional year - both happy and tragic.  So many losses..both human and animal.....so many loved ones battling illness and heartache....I guess this comes with age....  but, one thing I do know - that also comes with age..is to realise and embrace true emotions.. and LOVE truly conquers all.  Every one of you is a shining, sparkling star in my life.  You enrich my spirit....I am profoundly grateful to know you. I love you all.


♥ Robin ♥


  1. Wow, what a beautiful post! I love Loreena McKinnett and I own lots of her music. I wasn't familiar with this song though, and you know I love the cover...esp the raven ;)

    The cello is one of my favorite instruments, so soulful and mello. I enjoyed this very much.

    All of the videos say so much by showing us what's in your heart this time of year.

    And YES, you are family. I love you LS.

    Merry Always,


  2. This is really a beautiful heart felt post Robin. I have to admit that the second video was my fav, I even had to show my grands who also loved it.

    Thank you for being such a wonderful and supportive friend this year. I'm so happy we met. And thank you for loving Sunshine.

    Merry Christmas

  3. wow to all these vids - amazing. Love the cello one the best - did you see a string from his bow flapping around - and he just kept going.

    It has been an interesting and lively year, and I'm so glad we are friends and got to spend a tiny bit of time together this year.

    many wishes for a happy christmas and new year, and hopes to see you again this year. love Mim

  4. what a lovely concert you have given us. love it all esp the cello guy. makes me feel enlivened like listening to Vivaldi or something. Jeannette Isabella is one of my favorites and nice to see a woman conduction the choir. Beautiful. love, Suki

  5. Dear *BS*,

    So nice that you came to visit..... I know how busy you are these days.

    When I saw the Raven on Loreena's album cover....you KNOW I thought of you!

    May you, Bri, SH and Princess celebrate the day together - safe and warm.


    ♥ LS ♥

  6. Hi Teri.......I feel the same - meeting you (and Sunshine) was a wonderful event for me this year! I am happy you like me "Carol of the Bells" video... I loved this version too!

    Happy, Blessed Christmas!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  7. Mim... yes, I did see his cello string break....I loved the intensity of his playing - and of course, the dramatic scenry really embellished the song....(one of my favourites).

    I, too, am happy we saw each other this year - it was a lovely day filled with laughter and friendship! Here's to 2012! (Perhaps we will both get dogs!)

    Love to you and *T*,

    ♥ Robin ♥

  8. Suki, I loved "Jeanette Isabella too...always a favourite of mine!

    I will be thinking of you and *A* having dinner tomorrow....with Bibbity curled up on *your* blue chair!

    Love to you all,

    ♥ Robin ♥

  9. Wonderful post!
    And it's ever so nice,,,,CHOOSING family.
    Blogging family!
    Merry Christmas Robin!

  10. ♥ robin. It's too late for me to listen to the videos so I will be back. Merry thankful days always

  11. As Midnight approaches I just wanted to stop by and wish you with Barry the best of everything, if anyone deserves the best of everything my dear, that is you.

    Thank you for your support all this year and your loved and much appreciated friendship. We are both grateful to have you in our lives and look forward to share some time with you soon.

    Merry Christmas dearest Robin and all goodness and happiness to you in the coming year.

  12. I will be back to listen to all the songs . Loved the cello but I have to start cooking my hors d'oeuvre for tonight. At 3 I have to leave here....... I just finished packing.

    dear I didn't know Renee, but I am thankful to her for bringing you into my life.
    For connecting me to a dear sister I didn't know I had.

    please have a wonderful Christmas!
    You know I am thinking of you and will raise a glass to my sisters this afternoon!

    Love You!

  13. Love you FBBBFF!!!
    Hope you have a comfy cozy day today!


  14. My very favorite Christmas album is a Kingston Trio one (Last Month of the Year") that includes both the first and last song you posted.

    Merry Christmas, Robin!

  15. i'm back a several days thereafter but appreciative to hear the ringing of the bells none-the-less. this post is a reciprocal love letter to and from, so heartwarming; affections among friends. who would have believed it?

    the world is smaller and the love is greater. that is a wonderful gift to carry into a new year.

    cupcakes in 2012. probably. and i think much more.