Tonight, I flipped on The Classic Movie Channel to watch with dinner. Came in on the middle of one of the dearest of old films I know and love, love, love — Our Vines Have Tender Grapes, with 7 year-old Margaret O’Brien, and Edward G. Robinson in an out of type role (for him) as her warm, loving father.
And there was the tenderest of scenes… little Margaret, asked to stand before her rural church congregation on Christmas Eve, giving one of the most moving renditions of the Nativity Story I’ve ever heard.
If you are a fan of hers from greats like Meet Me In St. Louis or Little Women, you know she has a flair for speaking her lines so deeply, dramatically, heartfelt intonation on every syllable, as if each word is striking a chord to the very soul of her. Never more so than in this b.e.a.u.t.i.f.u.l. piece, where she brings such a wealth of meaning into this well-beloved passage I just HAD to share… for on this January 15, 2014 night, I’m still in the mood for Christmas Majesty. And I have a feeling… maybe so are you…
Let this glory seep in and over you tonight… 🙂
(Sooo greatful for You Tube in moments like this longing to share)
With unending Christmas Blessings on each and every day of your New Year!
© Pam Depoyan