My wish for everyone reading this is “peace in your hearts and in your homes”. Returning to the theme of the anthem I mentioned, a river bank is often a very peaceful place isn’t it? I wonder where your favourite place is? One of the magical moments that I recall is on the terrace of the Playhouse at Stratford-on-Avon. It was during the interval. We were drinking wine whilst the sun was setting and swans were drifting past.
Perhaps you have experienced “Son et Lumière” (Sound and Light) spectacles. The best one in my opinion is at “Le Puy de Fou” in the Vendée region of France. Almost all the villages take part either as actors, singers, dancers, horse-riders or back-stage workers. They are divided into two groups so work alternate days and nights. Do they get paid? No! However they have free living all year round although the show only takes place in the summer months and briefly at Christmas.
What better way to get joy and peace in your lives. It is obvious how much they all enjoy themselves giving pleasure to others. I have friends who live in the next village!
May the New Year be a peaceful one for you.