Sunday, December 19, 2010

9 muses musing - VILLAGE

Hope for the Holidays
hope for the holidays by ewitsoe

I live and work in a town with seven villages.  Every year each village has a Holiday Stroll where people visit the local businesses, historic homes and libraries; meet Santa; enjoy food and festivities; and celebrate with their friends and neighbors.

But more and more, even here on idyllic Cape Cod, there are people who live along the edges of our vision who need us to see them, too.  They are just as much a part of our village life as the librarian and shopkeeper and restauranteur.  When we open our doors and our hearts this season, we must remember to open them wide.

Please visit ewitsoe's flickr page and read the story that accompanies his powerful photo.

Today I'm giving away a set of two antiquarian Christmas books and a book of classic Christmas poems.  Leave a comment for a chance to win all 3!


I look forward to seeing your submissions for the prompt:  VILLAGE.  Please link your blog or flickr url in the link provided below.

Your creative holiday prompt for tomorrow is:  SWEETS.

Happy holidays to all!  Until next time.

16 comments:

Christine said...

I love this unique giveaway, and perspective. Thank you for sharing it.

jennifée said...

That's a powerful image indeed. Thanks for the reminder!

And Miles To Go... said...

a very powerful image. This prompt has got me to thinking..

urban muser said...

lucy, a lovely post. we all need to be reminded of this as we rush around during the holiday season.

Kirstin said...

What a thought-provoking post, Lucy. Very powerful.

Oliag said...

Thankyou for linking to ewitsoe's beautiful poem...it was very moving. Thoughts of lessons learned from "A Christmas Carol" flew to me. The photo is an amazing image of Christmas too...

Brooke said...

What a thoughtful post...thank you for sharing!

Joanna said...

That's a powerful photograph and thank you for the reminder. The poem says it all.

gnubee said...

such a powerful shot and words to accompany it...

Suki said...

beautiful words today, lucy. Love the picture above.

karmardav said...

Hi there! A friend referred me here, so I thought I'd say hello. My mom lives on the Cape too, and you don't think of it being a place with scenes like the one you've shown. Way to keep us thankful for what we have.

blue elephant photography said...

very nice post and captivating photo!

Jan said...

Beautiful post and photo.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What a nice post. That photo is beautiful, but also a little bit sad.

Anna said...

A very moving photo and poignant post. Thanks.

Jamie said...

Stunning photo

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