Angels We Are Hearing

The Sunday before Christmas, and two tired people are on the road. We’ve traveled up and down the map like a yo-yo, running tight schedules and hard hours. We’ve seen seven traffic accidents in the last two days as people seem determined to run each other off the road on the way to Grandma’s house. But the Christmas spirit has infected the Carter boys (my Dad and me), in no small measure due to the fact that the truck has been filled with Christmas classical music for lo these last two weeks. It also helps that we are on our way to a special event, about which more in a couple of days. As the day draws near when Christians celebrate the moment when the Word was made flesh, and salvation was offered to a fallen race, music speaks directly to the heart. Remembering the words of Henri Frederic Amiel, that, “Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven,” I respectfully offer the following:  

  1. Whiskey Sam

    Safe travels and a merry Christmas to you and your dad, Dave!

  2. Dave Carter
    C
    Whiskey Sam: Safe travels and a merry Christmas to you and your dad, Dave! · 3 minutes ago

    Thank you sir.  And to you and yours as well.  

  3. Jimmy Carter

    A few years ago I was to attend a Family dinner at this time of year. Before leaving the house I was scanning channels and came across Bocelli for the first time. I was captivated… enchanted, really. Chills, lump in throat, the works.

    The first and only Family dinner I missed.

    Merry Christmas, Dave. You can’t go wrong posting Andrea Bocelli.

    Say,”Hi,” to Dad from All of Us at Ricochet.

  4. Dave Carter
    C
    Jimmy Carter: A few years ago I was to attend a Family dinner at this time of year. Before leaving the house I was scanning channels and came across Bocelli for the first time. I was captivated… enchanted, really. Chills, lump in throat, the works.

    The first and only Family dinner I missed.

    Merry Christmas, Dave. You can’t go wrong posting Andrea Bocelli.

    Say,”Hi,” to Dad from All of Us at Ricochet. · 1 minute ago

    I’ll be delighted to pass along the greetings!  Merry Christmas Jimmy! 

  5. raycon and lindacon

    Dave, as always you bring more than words to the Ricochet family.  Andrea Bocelli is more than a singer, he prays his music.

    Our best to you and your dad.  Drop in and see Pikes Peak for real.  Dinner awaits your RSVP.

  6. Boomerang

    The house is quiet, decorated, all ready for the big family party tomorrow. I just sat down after a day of putting the leaves in the table, getting out the tablecloth (crocheted by our 89-yr-old mom who is still healthy and blessing us daily), setting up the punchbowl, etc., etc. etc. Am grabbing a bite to eat, and punched up Ricochet on my phone for company to be serenaded by Andrea Bocelli, thanks to you Dave. For a moment I felt like I was standing in the field with the shepherds!Merry Christmas Dave! And to your dad. May God’s infinite blessings be yours in the coming year.

  7. Jack Dunphy
    C

    As usual, Dave, just the right words, just the right spirit.  Merry Christmas to you and your dad.

    (And that song is high on the playlist here in the Dunphy house.)

  8. Ron Selander

    Dave,

    A joyous Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for all that you do here on Ricochet.
  9. Barbara Kidder

    Godspeed, Mr. Carter!

    Wishing you God’s richest blessings and the love of family and friends, this Christmas and in 2013.

  10. Ansonia

    That is so beautiful. Thanks, Mr. Carter. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  11. Nanda Panjandrum

    Safe travels, Merry Christmas and God bless you both!

  12. barbara lydick
    raycon and lindacon: Dave, as always you bring more than words to the Ricochet family.  Andrea Bocelli is more than a singer, he prays his music.

    Our best to you and your dad.  Drop in and see Pikes Peak for real.  Dinner awaits your RSVP. · 4 hours ago

    He who sings prays twice

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