Somewhere Out There

As some of you may know, I like to have music playing in my office....or just about anywhere I happen to be. As my cousin, a concert violinist said to me: "music helps you have your feelings: happy, sad, excited, quiet, silly......any way you are feeling, there is music like that." So on one recent afternoon, after the person responsible for renewing our license with DCFS left my office saying we had passed with flying colors, I was feeling particularly happy. So I turned on some happy music.

Then I started to go through my check list to make certain everything was in order to be gone for a week. There is always a big piece of me left behind when I am away from here. Are all the classrooms in order, all the teachers in place, all the supplies ready? When the song from An American Tail started I was listening to the lyrics: And even though I know how very far apart we are, it helps to think we might be wishing on the same bright star...it also says in the song that somewhere out there someone is saying a prayer. We are all still very connected: if not physically, then by thought and prayer and love. The beautiful lyrics put it all in perspective.

People often travel during the Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. And it's good to get away for a bit. It is also very good to get back home. So wherever your celebrations take you this year, please know that somewhere out there, we'll be thinking of you and saying a prayer. And if you are not going away, come join us here at one of the many beautiful liturgies on Christmas. There will be lots of wonderful music and I know it will help you have warm, wonderful and blessed Christmas feelings.