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Star of wonder

The good

Just around the corner from our home is the harbour and the boat yard. At Christmas time they hang a giant star from the crane and it shines down over Marblehead. I took this picture through a window in my house just at sunrise, so it’s not the greatest quality. The star represents Christianity, Judaism, and the lights that sailors use for guidance and navigation. To me it also symbolizes the hope that one day we will all live together in peace and love, and the joy that even if it’s just in a very small town, for a very short season, we light it up for all to see.

The fun

Down at the harbour even the lobster boats sport red and green buoys!The random

The random

Every year during the Christmas walk, the Glover regiment out of Marblehead (re-enactors) read a proclamation declaring how the sailors and soldiers of Marblehead helped General Washington to take his historic ride up the Potomac river. They fire their muskets three times and then they row across the harbour in tribute to the men of Marblehead who fought in the Revolutionary War.

May God bless and keep you always,

may your wishes all come true,

May you always do for others

And may others do for you.

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung…

And may you stay, forever young.

Bob Dylan

The good, the random, the fun

4 thoughts on “Star of wonder

  1. The harbor with its Christmas star is beautiful! Thank you for sharing the Dylan lyrics. That last line always gets me.

  2. I did not know this bit of history about Marblehead. You took the star picture at the perfect time! There is enough twilight to see the lights well, and I love the streak of pink running across the sky.

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