Wednesday, December 18, 2013

SMU's Celebration of Lights


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Back in the day, way back in the day, when S and I and all our little college friends were, say, actually in college, we would wander out and attend the annual Celebration of Lights on campus, where they would light up the columns of Dallas Hall and a few trees nearby, and those collected would sing a few Christmas carols together. The trees looked like someone had thrown a few strands of lights, literally, straight up into the tree, to just land in the limbs sort of haphazardly. But, it was always at the start of the holiday season, and an on-campus event to attend.  


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Since that time, the celebration has gone all Hollywood on us - local groups perform, the trees are actually wrapped in lights, a huge evergreen in the center of it all, hot cocoa for anyone who would like it, and a crowd about fifteen times bigger than any crowd that gathered when we were there. We have not attended in a few years, but this year it was on a Monday night, it was mild, we were done with dinner at home in time to run over there, so we decided to skedaddle and take part. 


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There are always candles - for the singing of Silent Night - LM didn't take to holding fire too well. I guess I should be thankful for that. It is fun to be standing in the dark and see all those little candles lit all around you though! 


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This is about as long as he held it. Split second.

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Lots of students were back where we were - we arrived too late to be up front.

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And then the lights came on!

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I was REALLY excited to have a photograph taken.

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Yeah, nothing like when we were in school.
Cough cough.

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We've got a tree hugger!

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A couple of shots as we walked away.

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Fun times.

See you soon.

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