Friday, October 8, 2010
The eye is the jewel of the body - Thoreau
In Mexico, a heart-warming story explains the origin of the poinsettia:
On a Christmas Eve, long ago, a poor little boy went to church in great sadness because he had no gift to bring the Holy Child. He dared not enter the church, and, kneeling humbly on the ground outside the house of God, he prayed fervently and assured our Lord, with tears, how much he desired to offer him some lovely present --"But I am very poor and dread to approach you with empty hands." When he finally rose from his knees, he saw springing up at his feet a green plant with gorgeous blooms of dazzling red.
Throughout the world, in every nation, from every heart, one prayer....
that all people live in freedom and peace reign everywhere.
A Christmas wish for you and all the world... PEACE
--- artist Brummett EchoHawk