On this, the 12th Day and final day of Christmas
the drummers were drumming.
Music ethnologists remind us that
every culture has utilized the drum
for a multitude of purposes
… social dances, feasts, sporting events
… religious rituals, prelude to war, special ceremonies
… weddings, births, funerals
to touch the heart and
communicate emotions, actions and messages.
As the 12 Days of Christmas draw to a close
and space is made for the Light of Epiphany to arrive
may each of the gifts of the 12 Days of Christmas
… touch the heart
… communicate emotions, actions and messages
… and bring healing, love, hope, joy and peace.
Happy 12th Day of Christmas!