Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Angel Chimes

A few years ago, one of my students gave me a box of angel chimes. She is from Sweden and we'd been talking about holiday traditions when she mentioned how lighting the four little candles and hearing the soft "ding ding ding" of the bells means Christmas to her. I'd never heard of angel chimes before and was intrigued when she gave me a set. They've since become a special part of our advent calendar activities.

Tonight, we opened a nice bottle of wine, turned off the lights, and sat on the floor by the Christmas tree to light the chimes and listen to their sweet tinging sound. The heat from the candles makes the angels spin and though these chimes couldn't be any simpler, each year Flavio and I find ourselves mesmerized by the little cherubs, silently listening to the bells like children, delighted as angel reflections dance on the walls.


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