What's all this business about French Christmas?

  • My name—Noël—has been mispronounced, mislabeled, and mistaken since my parents bestowed it upon me one snowy March afternoon. It wasn't until a friend nicknamed me "French Christmas" that it came into focus. How much would our lives change if we could just see things differently?

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January 10, 2011



So true - very insightful. Great post!

wholly jeanne

beautiful and apt description of central story and land mines that sometimes get between us and our central story. SO glad our paths crossed via #reverb10, and ESPECIALLY glad your words are pouring and pouring. promise you won't try to hold them in. let them spill all over us. we're richer because of it. xo


oh please let the pouring continue your writings are just wonderful, deep and lush. The richness of that central place is so powerful for you.


@Shannon, @WhollyJeanne, @Dragonfly -- oh wow! Thank you all so much for your kind words! I don't know what to say. So I'll just smile and be happy that it worked for you. :)


Awesome. I love that you tied Reverb10 into it, because really we were all telling stories during it. And interesting how you talked about them pouring forth, in multiples, like they self-perpetuate and live on. Wonderful!


Noel, this is beautifully and stunningly written. I love the sentiment about the core being that which makes us forget. Perfect.

Amy Oscar

"Athena tapped against Zeus’ skull, tapping and tapping and tapping to get out. ".... love this image in this context. So glad that I discovered you, late in the game.


This is glorious. Noël, you are one of the gifts of Reverb10 and I'm so glad it's what brought me to your happy place on the internet.

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