Minister(female)orated(in between sweet choral Christmas carols-
"we are not here for new insights or visions.
nothing i say will be either new nor astonishing to you
in fact-many of us are here for reassurance
that the same verses will be shared
the same songs sung.that we will sing SILENT NIGHT
with dimmed lights.that the choir will lead us in gentle harmonies
in a ceremony that we have all attended many times over
that tonight will continue a Christmas tradition
that will continue before and after any one of us here tonight"
Everyone sang.smiled.shared peace.then left the white church
into gray cold drizzle morning/candle light inside each and all and every
humming their fave carols under harmonic breath
extending life one midnight morning step