Friends of the White Rock Library Christmas Show
2023 - By Rebecca Harrison
How do you feel about the month of December? Do you
celebrate Christmas? Perhaps its Hannukah or Kwanzaa or
another holiday that you grew up with. Maybe the traditions
are strong in your family or maybe you grew up with very little
traditions. Possibly, over the years, the people that you
celebrate with are chosen family, more than original family.
For many, December brings warm feelings and
opportunities to celebrate with the people they love. For
many, there may be feelings of obligation to be with family
members who trigger difficult emotions. Some may feel
pressure to create magic for their children or their entire
extended family. The stress of decorating, shopping for the
perfect gift, baking or cooking special meals can be all too
much. I hope that you take some pressure off yourself this
year. We’re all just silly humans after all. Nobody is perfect. I
hope that you get to spend some time with people who are
warm and fun to be with.
I’ve been fortunate to be involved with the Naked Stage
Society Theatre Company for about a year now. I find everyone
I’ve met warm and fun to be with. Last year, I attended their
staged reading of A Christmas Carol, the famous story of
Scrooge, at the Friends of the White Rock Public Library. It was
free and I enjoyed the tea and Christmas treats. The show itself
was beautiful. I laughed, I cried, and I felt a warmth in the
audience all around me. I left the library that day feeling
uplifted and reminded of the true meaning of this special time
of year ~ to be kind and loving to our fellow humans.
This year I was lucky to be one of the readers for the
Friends of the White Rock Library Christmas show. It happened
on Sat Dec 9 at 2:00 pm. The show was free and approximately
one hour long. The library volunteers served tea, coffee, and
lovely treats. The library also raffled beautiful Christmas floral
arrangements after the show.
We read a heartwarming chapter from The Wind in The
Willows, as well as the touching story, The Gift of the Magi.
When I first read each piece, as well as during our rehearsals, I
laughed and definitely shed a tear or two. It felt warm and fun
to be with fellow humans, creating something together.
The lights of the White Rock Pier and surrounding area are
lovely, and so it was worth an early evening stroll, as well as a
visit to the White Rock Museum gift shop and craft fair, with my
daughter joining me.
We want to thank the Friends of the White Rock Library
and the guests who joined us in December. It was so nice to
share an hour together and some cheer. We hope you are
touched by the magic of this season and the warmth of being
together, chosen family, original family and friends. Merry
Christmas and Happy Holidays from Naked Stage Society