As the Eve Approaches

Reflections on the Mystery.

ALTHOUGH I produced far fewer Songs of the Month than I anticipated last year (moving IS disruptive!), I’m proud of the few I did complete. And as we approach the first anniversary of my Chyros Carol, I offer it up again for your Christmas Eve contemplation. Nice things about Christmas songs is they can be repeated!

Link to Chyros Carol

And I’ve been asked to perform the first part, “A Quiet Carol,” at the UUFNN Christmas Eve Service.  It’s a rare pleasure and honor to be simply listened to in this era of relentless messaging. I’m grateful. Plus, the sparse lyric is one of my personal favorites.

Silent nights, angels flights, do I dare believe?
   As the songs linger on through this Christmas eve.
Peace on earth, second birth, can these be achieved?
   Yet the songs linger on every Christmas eve.


So let us contemplate the Mystery, appreciate each other and find time for gratitude and joy in the holiday season.

2019 Student Climate Strike in Reno.

Then, come the new year, it’s back to the barricades…


Author: Bodhi Bill is about sharing the songs I've been gifted with. Where did they come from? Two remarkable, life-changing events happened In 1996. First, I experienced an unexpected encounter with a friend of the family who was dying. The impact was so profound I left my career in advertising and became a board certified chaplain, working with the dying. Second, original songs began channeling through me with no warning. This was a complete surprise. Even though I'd played guitar since high school, I'd never considered myself a songwriter—or even a singer for that matter. More like a third-rate folk music plunker. But the songs came through anyway. Since I retired in 2015, I now have the time to record and share these songs. Although they are not "commercial" in style or content, I feel they are lovely little gems worth preserving and sharing.

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