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Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas eve--night of hope

Night of hope--5 by 7 watercolor
Christmas eve.
Even the words hold magic.
Magic of memories, 
of loves and losses, 
of hopes and fears, 
of living and dying, 
of years and miles
of past and future.
A night of hope
for more
than the morrow.

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