A Christmas Vision

By Joe Christensen

So for a while i’ve been pondering this vision i’ve been having. Picture this. It is Christmas but instead of being inside around a dead tree you are outside (in a forest? a SuperForest?) and you sit around the tree (maybe in it?) exchanging handmade gifts and sharing each other’s company. You have decorated the tree with flowers perhaps? I feel like someone is tapping the sleigh bells. There is no wasted wrapping or mess, just love and nature.

Can you see it?

The Carnival Band!

The Carnival Band Logo

A while back I blogged about this marching band that was playing randomly while I was on commercial drive. I don’t think it’s connected but when I mentioned it to a friend they linked me to these fine folks. The Carnival Band!

The Carnival Band in Action

via wdworden on flickr

Carnival Band rehearsals are held at the seniors’ lounge across from the library at Britannia Community Centre. The address is 1661 Napier Street in Vancouver. We meet every Monday evening from 7:30 to 10. Bring just about any instrument you can carry, or slap on your dancing shoes, and get ready for a good time. No auditions. All are welcome.

– via their website

Looks like fun! I’ll have to check it out.