Musical snow

The past week has been all about music.

(AB1 goes to a music school in Stockholm these days.)

One of the high points is the Lucia concerts that take place in the silence of dawn.

The children enter the church with light and candles and song.

As they sing, their voices soar up to heaven —

And I imagined that each snowflake was a musical note

Spreading a message of  hope, warmth and light.


As the concert ends, the sun has risen;

The winter darkness receded

And for a few moments, there is so much beauty

In that music

That the tears well up and fall.

Life is beautiful

For more lovely moments, please visit: Our World.

68 responses

  1. TexWisGirl

    thank you, ladyfi, for this lovely moment caught in time and shared.

    December 17, 2012 at 16:49

  2. Ahhhh—I can just close my eyes and hear that glorious music… Wow!!!!!! Thanks for the message of HOPE and WARMTH.

    December 17, 2012 at 16:53

  3. Maravilha isso!!! Ainda mais que aqui estamos num calor enorme! beijos,chica

    December 17, 2012 at 16:54

  4. Life is indeed beautiful and I should remember more often how blessed I am!

    December 17, 2012 at 16:57

  5. Pat

    This image is so beautiful. I imagine it must be awe-inspiring in actuality.

    December 17, 2012 at 17:12

  6. daryledelstein

    love the light, the color .. the ambiance …

    December 17, 2012 at 17:19

  7. You’ve given us some beautiful words to go with your wonderful pictures. I really like your first image, and the sign in the second says something we should always keep in mind.

    December 17, 2012 at 17:25

  8. I agree with Oscar in the post below. Enjoy the Holiday season with your wonderful family. And give both your kids an extra hug this week … or ten.

    December 17, 2012 at 17:29

  9. This post gave me chills because it was so beautiful. We have been dealing with so much ugliness since Friday here. Thank you so much for giving us a moment of solace!

    December 17, 2012 at 18:01

  10. Wow, how beautiful! I can understand how that would bring people to tears. I bet it is so powerful!

    December 17, 2012 at 18:21

  11. Words fail us….it’s because your written words are so perfectly describing what must be a sublime moment.


    December 17, 2012 at 18:40

  12. I have to agree with Linda, so much horror and sadness in our country at this time that the beauty and peace and love shown in your post for the day is more of a blessing than you could know. Thank you for sharing so much beauty with us! May you and your family have a beautiful, peaceful and very Merry Christmas!!

    December 17, 2012 at 18:48

  13. these are gorgeous pics…i love the snow…and your interpretation of the snow as well…love when music moves me so…

    hope you have a great start tot he week…smiles.

    December 17, 2012 at 19:37

  14. Lady Fi!
    Still surprised at the wonderful pictures.
    They are wonderful.

    December 17, 2012 at 20:24

  15. J Cosmo Newbery

    Life is beautiful, we just tend to forget it sometimes and trudge, head down, about our business. Thank you for the reminders.

    December 17, 2012 at 20:26

  16. Yes, great pictures, very nice composition in the second.

    December 17, 2012 at 20:40

  17. Stunningly beautiful. Thank you.
    xo jj

    December 17, 2012 at 21:27

  18. Lovely post!

    December 17, 2012 at 21:30

  19. Beauty to be captured with the eyes and the ears, a feast for the senses:-)

    December 17, 2012 at 21:33

  20. so happy you are enjoying the season and all the beauty you are experiencing…snow, music, oscar… love surrounding you.

    December 17, 2012 at 21:37

  21. imac

    This post speaks so many words, too many to write.

    December 17, 2012 at 22:19

  22. · What you tell us about the musical night is very nice. The photos are too.

    · Hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·

    December 17, 2012 at 22:23

  23. Jim

    Fiona, what a glorious photo of the church!! Magical!

    December 17, 2012 at 23:40

  24. cosmos

    Lights, hope, warmth, gratitude,music lapped me over quietly…how beautiful. Thank you for sharing, Ladyfi.

    December 17, 2012 at 23:48

  25. there is no doubt that GOD is inside that church…

    WOW. xx

    December 18, 2012 at 00:12

  26. Magnificent Pics!Such a lovely post!

    December 18, 2012 at 01:24

  27. What a beautiful post! You captured this night well. :)

    December 18, 2012 at 01:33

  28. How beautiful!!!

    December 18, 2012 at 02:42

  29. Absolutely fantastic!

    December 18, 2012 at 03:40

  30. Thank you. Lots.

    December 18, 2012 at 05:46

  31. This is absolutely beautiful, Fi. I could almost hear those lovely voices.

    December 18, 2012 at 05:59

  32. What a lovely occasion. Glad you enjoyed the music and atmosphere.

    December 18, 2012 at 06:14

  33. onceupona

    Life IS beautiful! too right!! Cheers! Danette

    December 18, 2012 at 06:43

  34. oh my thanks so much for sharing this with us….I have read so much about the Lucia concerts….now you have actually shown me a picture…a picture that speaks to me of my heritage. thanks. your blog is a work of art. If blogs were judged like a painting yours would win the prize.

    December 18, 2012 at 06:50

  35. cloudia

    Perhaps the loveliest no sent yet of this season! And much needed.

    December 18, 2012 at 08:03

  36. cloudia


    December 18, 2012 at 08:04

  37. Indeed, life is beautiful!!

    December 18, 2012 at 09:36

  38. What a nice thing that you say, cheers.

    December 18, 2012 at 09:58

  39. Very nice ! I just got Christmas songs on a USB stick so we have music for the whole Christmas !

    December 18, 2012 at 10:21

  40. What a gorgeous photo. Happy Chiristamas.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:37

  41. Magical first image and also Oscar is very wise as well as tres handsome Fiona. I wish you a very happy Christmas week, enjoy every precious moment.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:57

  42. Awesome post!

    December 18, 2012 at 12:59

  43. Such heartwarming pictures and the words you used to describe the first shot is divine.:) Simply beautiful!

    December 18, 2012 at 13:15

  44. Wonderful shots of the place.

    December 18, 2012 at 13:16

  45. Wow! That’s wonderful to hear about and it produces a brilliant feel.

    December 18, 2012 at 13:20

  46. A breathtaking experience – worth getting up for!

    December 18, 2012 at 13:41

  47. Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    December 18, 2012 at 13:46

  48. Beautiful pictures you show.
    Hanne Bente

    December 18, 2012 at 14:08

  49. Magnificent photos ~ well done ~

    (A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

    December 18, 2012 at 14:46

  50. Pat

    Such beautiful, magical photos! They are just what I needed to see on a very grey day her ein NYC. Thank you!

    December 18, 2012 at 16:14

  51. Your photos are absolutely glorious! Thank you for sharing them.

    December 18, 2012 at 16:40

  52. a moving post. and beautiful!

    December 18, 2012 at 17:08

  53. How wonderful that must have been..hope springs for the winter light to reach is lowest..and slowly head to Spring again:)

    December 18, 2012 at 23:11

  54. Wow. Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment with us.

    December 19, 2012 at 00:06

  55. We can all use a little joy in our hearts right now. Beautiful photos and sentiments. Thanks so much for the uplifting message.

    December 19, 2012 at 01:14

  56. LOVE!

    December 19, 2012 at 01:31

  57. Al

    That sounds wonderful, and the photos are lovely too.

    December 19, 2012 at 03:13

  58. That church photo is gorgeous! You should seriously open an Etsy shop!

    December 19, 2012 at 04:41

  59. The innocence of children, the magic of the season, and your splendid photos cast a spell of calm.

    December 19, 2012 at 05:12

  60. Everything about this post is so very ‘Magical’!

    December 19, 2012 at 06:30

  61. stunning mood and photos, wonderful colors, well taken

    December 19, 2012 at 08:48

  62. How amazing!

    And how are you doing lately? It’s been a really long time!

    December 19, 2012 at 10:44

  63. Hi there – I really like the graphic simplicity of that last image.

    Lets hope for peaceful times ahead.

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    December 19, 2012 at 11:22

  64. I so love the music of the season!
    These are wonderful photographs, especially the first one.
    Love the beautiful colors and light.
    Wishing you a wonderful day!

    December 19, 2012 at 16:19

  65. JM

    Beautiful! The composition at the bottom is very cool.

    December 19, 2012 at 18:39

  66. I could almost hear the music. Beautiful!

    December 20, 2012 at 02:35

  67. that is beautiful and colorful:)

    December 20, 2012 at 05:57

  68. Lovely images and I enjoyed imagining the children’s voices while I looked at the church shot.

    December 20, 2012 at 22:42

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