Thursday, December 6, 2012

A {not so} Silent Night


Silent night, holy night
All is calm, all is bright

They sing it out at the dinner table, out of key while bouncing around. refusing to sit, ignoring the home cooked dinner they are supposed to be eating.

Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight

He bangs out the notes on the piano. The right tune but all the wrong keys because his hands are positioned wrong, for the fifth time. Over and over again he practices it finally getting it right. He wants it to be perfect by Christmas Eve so he can play for Great Gandpa. In the meantime it’s loud.

His sister dance around singing with him. One with lyrics the other with noise.

So much noise.

There is no silent night in this house.

All is calm; unlikely.

It looks nothing like the song implies, but it is exactly what it is about. This loud and messy blessing of a life lived in love. It’s not calm or silent, but it is love’s pure light. 

Double dipping this week! This is my response to the first prompt in 'Twas the write before Christmas - link up at Bigger Picture Blogs AND my Bigger Picture Moment this week - link up at Brook's.


Lisa said...

I love this. Motherhood rarely gives me moments where "all is calm" on the surface, but all is calm and all is bright deep inside my heart.

Onlythemanager said...

I am sure that it will be absolutely beautiful when he plays it for Great Grandpa. These are the memories you will always treasure.

Alita said...

Amen! Loud is a blessing. There will be a time for silence later.

Sarah said...

Love it :)