Happy New Year!
December 1, the term “December Defined” popped into my head. Children’s book author Tara Lazar’s PiBoIdMo had challenged me to come up with a new picture book idea every day for a month. I did it! And I felt like my new ideas defined the beginning of the month.
Then, as I’m sure is true for all of you, December surged forward like a crowd of screaming teenage girls trying to get closer to a pop singer. I thought about December now and in the past, and created a photo montage of family and friends. Mining photos, I included December photos plus a couple others.
My tween came home from middle school chorus practice singing “Simple Gifts,” so the video is set to that Shaker classic as well as a few seconds of the middle school chorus singing “Winterlight” and “Seasons of Love.” I hope you enjoy the 3 minute plus video. I’m raising my virtual glass of champagne in a toast to a wonderful 2014. Clink!
Hon, what defines December for you?
Credit for the beautiful version of “Simple Gifts” must be given to the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, in a video posted by James Roman.