Music Theme for 25 December ~ Joyeux Noel ?

It’s THAT time of year:  The holy time for many in many different places and languages. It’s a time of year I personally find very troubling and unsettling in many ways. It is perhaps the time of year of the most discordance between reality and what may simply be a willing suspension of disbelief of reality. I’m not sure what to make of it even after all my time spent on this planet in this life.  This is not a new state of questioning mental affairs for moi. It’s like  a very well-worn pair of dress shoes that still are very uncomfortable. Much is done in love and caring in this time of year. Much is also done in violence and uncaring at this time and the rest of the year.  There does not seem to be a balance as far as I can tell. Hence. I will not claim or praise that some things like peace, goodwill and love towards others exists when it clearly does not at large. A state of global affairs which is possibly due to lack of will. Or perhaps its lack is due to flawed human nature. I’m not sure.  I do know there is not peace on earth, nor is there enough good will among men and women to make it so.  I wish there was.  Perhaps one day there will be. I wish it was already. Peace to you and yours.






  • “Ave Maria”, performed by Natalie Dessay, The London Symphony Orchestra.





qian shi·

A story inspired by a shoe-doll displayed in Childhood Museum, Edinburgh. This short film shows a touching story about a young girl and her father in a poverty, London, 1910s. Qian Shi’s BA Animation graduation film. The Best Student Film of BAF08. MX Award at TAF2010 (Tokyo Anime Fair 2010).

“The Museum of Childhood Edinburgh has plentiful collections of dolls, toys, and other remnants of youth. On a visit there 2005, I found an old doll made from a shoe. It was not very remarkable compared with the other beautiful dolls on display, but it is still very eye-catching. The introduction reads: Doll made from an old shoe that belonged to a poor child from the London slums in 1905.

I couldn’t help imagining the little girl who could barely afford a pair of shoes taking comfort in this lovely shoe-doll friend who accompanies her sweetest dreams. The shoe-doll became a symbol to me of beloved and colourful childhood.

I decided I wanted to tell a story of this little shoe-doll.”

Wikipedia regarding Joyeux Noel/ Merry Christmas



Deborah:    Who chose our Christmas theme “Home For the Holidays”




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  1. December 31, 2013 at 7:09 am

    […] Eva:     JOYEUX NOEL […]

  2. Deborah said,

    December 29, 2013 at 3:12 am

    Hi, Eva! I finally had time to listen to your awe-inspiring selections. I couldn’t tear my eyes away. So beautiful! I loved everything, but especially the snow globe. The story of the shoe doll is so moving and is a testament to the selfless love of family for one another. An inspiration at a time when too many people are self-absorbed. Thanks so much for this thoughtful post!

  3. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    December 28, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Peace indeed. I wonder, if by some magical force -force- I will once again have the ability to suspend what I know of reality and believe that there was peace on earth for one day. I noticed that the Israeli military was honing their genocide skills on christmas day…riots in Turkey…

    Maybe next year. Great selections once again. I like the snow globe best. Very much like the reality in which we must eventually grow plants in biospheres. 🙂

    • December 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Riots in Turkey–the people are restless, are they not?

      The snow glove was quite an unexpected gift from the YouTube universe. It’s lovely isn’t it? Much like the reality of the Earth in microcosm. Glad you enjoyed it, Johnny. Peace.

  4. December 26, 2013 at 5:04 am

    […] Eva […]

  5. Meg said,

    December 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    thank you for making my morning bright.

  6. heila2013 said,

    December 25, 2013 at 8:03 am

    The post speaks to me. And yes, I definitely believe that human nature is flawed. What other species has so agressively overpopulated and hurt the beautiful blue planet? I do not celebrate any holiday and I find the buying frenzy before holidays disgusting and decadent. I love nature and minimalism… and the comment of craigcolleen. Wish you a wonderful season and lots of warming sunrays. Heila

    • December 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

      may the earth be soft beneath your feet
      tenderness leaves no prints
      gentle sun faces true

      • heila2013 said,

        December 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm

        Thank you so much for those beautiful words dear white buffalo. I wish you all the best, happiness and inner peace for 2014.

  7. craigcolleen said,

    December 25, 2013 at 7:29 am

    a new dawn has begun, people will see humanity has a hope when we all start to believe in that which you wish for peace and oneness among all . have a great Joyeux Noel .many read your words and feel the hope of many who desire the same future for mankind. we are starting to listen again to the earth and look to the stars and listen to hear the music of the universe.. this will happen we must believe … namaste .colleen (one who lives in the forest and listens every day )

    Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2013 07:08:52 +0000 To:

    • December 25, 2013 at 7:48 am

      one who lives in the forest and listens every day
      the gift of your presence is very much appreciated

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