Dreaming of Christmas Yet to Come

Published by kappello on

Red and White, Beauty, Simplicity


Tonight the Eve of Christmas we will gather all together,

We will gather in a sea of and a crowd of voices,

And most likely rather than just kin, as it should be,

There will also be a myriad of acquaintances and friends,

Not enough chairs, so some will be left standing, plate in hand.

As I look at this photo, I dream of Christmas yet to be,

But what might that Christmas look like to me?


As I dream of Chrismas yet to be,

I dream of the Christ Child the center of all for you and me. 

I dream of quiet elegance, of quiet and peace, and a spiritual journey,

A time when yes there is music and good food, but in quiet reflection to. 

I do not envision a crowd, standing room only, plate in hand, 

Nothing but silly chatter all night long.


As I dream of Christmas yet to be, 

I dream of the holiday on retreat, a retreat of heart, body spirit and soul,

A retreat of reflection, joy, and introspection on the Reason for the Season,

I dream of quiet elegance as I dream of Christmas yet to be.




Born in New Jersey, August 1965, this Italian-American has always had a great interest in music, particularly the Oldies, Country and Ethnic music, including Irish. For over 10 years Ms. Appello passionately taught ESL to students of varying ages. Grounded if her faith and spirituality, Katherine endured a range of issues, including a great deal of pain, which was finally diagnosed to be associated with Fibromyalgia. The essence and the power of music, of words, allow Katherine to overcome these struggles each and every time. We are all blessed to have Katherine’s strength, wisdom, and words to write “Pray For Me Tonight’