The Spaces Between Your Fingers

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Written by Kat K.  Growing up, Karen's life held it's various ups and downs, but the thing she treasures from her childhood the most was singing Christmas carols with the neighbors. They weren't an official group, there was no real organization to it, and the singers would often leave the group and come back at a moments notice. It was the spontaneity of the group that Karen loved the most. To her, it's what made it so magical.

When I was young, Christmas time was one of the best times of the year. My mom, a fantastic cook, would bake plenty of delicious treats for the holidays that would make your mouth water at the sight of them. The blanket of snow was my playground, as all the neighborhood kids would emerge from their warm houses to play. The snow acted like a blank slate, waiting for us to mold it into a field of snowmen, or turn it into a snowball warzone. But best of all was the Christmas caroling. My family, along with several of our neighbors, would come out and perform several of our favorite Christmas carols. From “jingle bells” to “deck the halls”, we’d all sing our hearts out, and although none of us could certainly never sing professionally, we’d never let that stop us. It was Christmas time, the time when we could all just enjoy each other’s company without being worried about judgement or ridicule, and just enjoy the togetherness. To me, this only fueled the spirit of the season, and it was what Christmas was all about.

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Written by Kat K. Growing up, Karen's life held it's various ups and downs, but the thing she treasures from her childhood the most was singing Christmas carols with the neighbors. They weren't an official group, there was no real organization to it, and the singers would often leave the group and come back at a moments notice. It was the spontaneity of the group that Karen loved the most. To her, it's what made it so magical.

Tags: winter, Christmas
Rating: 1
Recorded by Matthew Ross Smith on September 3, 2014
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