Posted by: jewelinthelotus | December 25, 2013


It’s Christmas in Amman and really feels like another day. We had a Christmas Eve dinner last night with a few expats and then tonight we will have dinner at another expat’s house, but this Christmas lacks that Christmas feeling. I was reflecting what is Christmas to me while scanning old blogs and came across this post from 2011.  Vienna is one of my favorite artists. She has a beautiful voice and is an amazing pianist. She isn’t an Atheist, but wrote these lyrics while reflecting on what Christmas is to her. They resonated with me this year…again…so I thought I would repost.

“The Atheist Christmas Carol”

It’s the season of grace coming out of the void
Where a man is saved by a voice in the distance
It’s the season of possible miracle cures
Where hope is currency and death is not the last unknown
Where time begins to fade
And age is welcome home

It’s the season of eyes meeting over the noise
And holding fast with sharp realization
It’s the season of cold making warmth a divine intervention
You are safe here you know now

Don’t forget
Don’t forget I love
I love
I love you

It’s the season of scars and of wounds in the heart
Of feeling the full weight of our burdens
It’s the season of bowing our heads in the wind
And knowing we are not alone in fear
Not alone in the dark

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