|Various RubberMoon images with a bit of drawing. Artists: Brethauer, Cather & Kelly.|
For our Christmas program in the 6th grade, I got to be in the glee club. I have no memory of how that happened, just that it was the vehicle to learning Christmas carols beyond those we sang in Sunday School. We even learned two different tunes for "Away In A Manger" and I still remember them both. Impossible yet true.
Suns, moons, cats and stars are among my favorite subjects for doodles and drawing. The fact of stars assures me we will never unravel all the great mysteries, which comforts me enormously. Carl Sagan said this of us: “The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
Stars and songs make a potent team. To sing, or play, of stars positions them in the firmament, their rightful home. John Fahey's guitar, "We Three Kings."
Don McLean's "Vincent,"
Louis Armstrong's "When You Wish Upon A Star."
Stars by another definition, The Kinks' "Celluloid Heroes."
The holiday season, of which all that shines brightly is a great part, is nearly upon us. Candles, tinsel, lights, stars, the winter nights less dark for their warm glow, no matter how near or far.