Praised be those who
value their traditions
And celebrate the holidays each year.
So might a family through repeat renditions
Strengthen bonds that else might disappear.
Over time, families tend to scatter.
Vast distances require an occasion
Embodying the things in life that matter:
Roots, love, faith, grace, goodness, joy, relation.
Even so, how does one manage to
Accommodate two separate sets of roots?
Since trees have only one, what does one do
To grow up tall and sturdy and bear fruit?
Embrace your fortune. You do not need to choose.
Roots joined within a willing heart will fuse.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Video and Audio Music: Beneath the Moonlight. By Aaron Kenny. Music free to use at YouTube.