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Beautiful December

Now, when the garden awaits the return of spring
Now, when the silence is deep and blue
Now, when the winter has cast her spell again
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Here, where the snow is as soft as a woolly lamb
Here, where the nightfall is deep and blue,
Here, where the stars are so bright, you reach for them
Beautiful December, Beautiful December

Child, may you sleep in gentle peace tonight
Dream of songs that rise on silken wings!
When you wake, enchanted by the snowspun light
Sing the songs that came to you in dreams,
Your beautiful December dreams
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Happy International Women's Day

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,639 mod
It is International Women's Day tomorrow.

Do you celebrate it?

We don't do much in the UK.
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  • SaraSara Posts: 293 ✭✭✭
    edited March 2014
    We do, @Lynne. There is a candle vigil right in front of the Parliament house, tomorrow night; revival of raqs (classical dance) in National Art Gallery. My teacher, who is in her 90s is also performing. Cool, isn't it? In addition, there are several events arranged both by the government and civil society to commemorate Women's day.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    Well, hand on heart, I had never heard of it until I started teaching online. I'd never heard of International Teacher's Day either.

    When people wished me a happy teacher's day / happy women's day, I was - er - thank you. :D
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    I remember it being celebrated back in the early 90s in France. Coming out of the metro in Paris, on our way to work, women were all being given a single red rose.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
    edited March 2014
    That sounds more like Valentine's Day Marianne. Why do people always think we want flowers?

    "Here's a rose, now go away for the next 364 days."

  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    I know, its like it's paying lip service to the whole issue @Lynne. In most parts of the world, women are still regarded as inferior. So let's remember to be nice to women, at least on one day of the year.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,639 mod
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,451 mod
    Yesterday, to celebrate this day, a plane to New York had only ladies as crew, pilot as well. I haven't read if everything was going all right.
    Oh, why should I have any doubt?
    It had to be going all right, even better maybe. :))
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 28,481 mod
    I know one thing @april, in Kathmandu if I see a woman driving a tempo, I make a beeline for it. They're by far the better drivers.
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