Friday, 7 December 2012

hot and shimmering with candles

The prompt for #shareadvent today is. 'Light a candle. Remember. Give Thanks.'

'Audrey stood and looked at the Christmas tree. She had had a good tea, though not as good as she would have liked, or could have managed. Now there was this new and shining thing. The little spindling thuya which she had seen, dusty and lonely, in its pot, stood translated. Its spiky boughs stood out stiffly. bright with red, yellow and pink butterflies, hot and shimmering with candles. 
The point of the flames strained upwards, there was a smell of warm wax. she was too happy to shout or sing. She was so happy that she had a hollow feeling in the pit of her stomach. It hurt, yet she wished that this minute could go on forever. The wonderful tree was true.' Elizabeth Cambridge Hostages to fortune.
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10 comments:

  1. Making me warm and christmassy just reading that, thank you, have a good weekend.

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    1. Lilac - Oh good I'm pleased. A weekend of gift shopping and eating. Hope you have a good weekend.

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  2. Yummy quote and photo - candles just MAKE the Christmas atmosphere. xCathy

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    1. Cathy - Yes you're right about candles. Though we seem to have developed a habit of forgetting to blow then out which is making me wary of using them.

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  3. Such a perfect description of the feelings that brightly lit Christmas trees create!

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    1. Anbolyn - yes - I can't wait to get our tree.

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  4. I love your Christmas-themed literary quotes. Please keep them coming!

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    1. Lisa - Hello - thank you and yes there are a few more to come.

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  5. This is really beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Anna x

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    1. Anna - It's been fun seeing how the quotes on Christmas collected throughout the year fit into #shareadvent so well.

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