Saturday, November 26, 2011

Let me entertain you

Do you remember the days when entertainment centered around people? Children playing on the piano, or singing a sweet song? In the days before my time, before radio and TV, we entertained ourselves. I love to read Jane Austen and Maud Montgomery books and glimpse into times past when an evening of entertainment consisted of a skit, or a play or someone playing the piano or singing a song. Since the days of electronics, we have even lost the charm of correspondence of letter writing. We have forgotten how to entertain ourselves. Perfection has wedged its way into our thinking.

It's a lost gift. During the days ahead, when family and friends gather around to celebrate the upcoming Christmas season, I hope the spark of enjoyment will crowd out the fear and help us to remember how to entertain ourselves.


Unknown said...

I remember sitting at my grandmother's piano with my sister. We mastered chopsticks. Oh we were good! Thanks for the memory. Happy Pink Saturday!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Just gorgeous, sweet bonding too!

Pink Accessories, have a fun Saturday!

Allie said...

AMEN to that, Jocelyn! What a darling picture of those sweet babies.

Anonymous said...

Jocelyn - you are on my soapbox! This is something I try to impress upon my students who crave outside stimuli for entertainment to the point of dullness in their interior life. Oh, yes - to be so full on the inside that when gathering together, there is no want for the overflow amongst the gathering of entertainments. For me, yes, just a cozy evening with a book is pure delight!

FabricFascination said...

My family often entertains ourselves by playing games, in fact we were up until after 1 this morning playing cards.

Lovely post.