Sunday, January 6, 2013

twenty-three

Day of Epiphany -Twelfth Day of Christmas. It is the traditional end of the Christmas season. The day is also known as the “Feast of the Epiphany“. Various church traditions celebrate the Incarnation of Jesus Christ, and include the commemoration of: his birth; the visit of the Magi, or "Wise Men", who arrived in Bethlehem; all of Jesus' childhood events, up to and including his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist; and even the miracle at the Wedding of Cana in Galilee.

In secular use, it means the sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something

It is also my wedding anniversary. One of life’s gifts is a happy marriage, better even than twelve drummers drumming.

In the past twenty-three years we've seen London, the palaces, and the ancient Roman town of Bath.  We've seen Paris, the Louvre Museum and the bell towers of  Notre Dame , the Eiffel Tower and the street bistros. We've walked the long narrow pathway to Petra in Jordan. We visited the sunny aisles of Greece and the slums of Bethlehem. We've seen the old town in Jerusalem.

We've played in the amusement parks in Florida, and cruised to the Virgin Islands.  We've driven from Boston to Freeport, we've seen history in Salem and sampled lobster in Marblehead. We've travelled Michener's story in the Chesapeake Bay and visited Old Williamsburg.  We've seen Cape Cod and Vermont. We've seen early revolutionary sites in the Carolina's, and the world's largest jackrabbit in Odessa Texas. 

We've seen giant iguanas in Puerto Vallarta and moose and maple syrup in Montreal. 

And the best is still and always right here, right now.  Happy anniversary Nancy.

3 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary Nancy and Gene!

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  2. Yes, Happy Anniversary you two.

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  3. Agree with the two prior posts and add my congrats as well.

    Happy Anniversary...Gene and Nancy.

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