Tim Huff | Hope Exchange
I wrote the song ONCE in 2001. I am singing and playing piano on it, with some friends helping out: John Russell on guitar, Sharon Tiessen on cello, Dave Geldart on bass, and David White on back up vocals. ONCE was written as part of a three song CD called “Painting The Sky Behind Me”. It was written to honour my friends on the street – as I sent out copies that Christmas to my supporters through Youth Unlimited. Many years later I had a request for its use at a national assembly – so,..
Valentine’s Day 2008
Valentine’s week in Toronto this year set record numbers for snowfall and sub-zero temperatures. A great metaphor for what’s known to be the history of Valentine’s Day – which is really the anniversary celebration of cold-hearted murder set against the warmth of love. In Rome, A.D. 240, Emperor Claudius had the Bishop Valentine brutally executed for his Christian faith, and for secretly marrying lovers – because the emperor was convinced..
Though it was broken, she treated it as though it was nothing less than priceless. For after all – it was.
Trudy wouldn’t say why she had left home. The most she ever surrendered was said one evening as she ran her finger across the sharp edges of her sacred keepsake – “You can only get so broken and still be worth something.” Enough said.
A Christmas ornament. An ordinary round, red ball and hook, hanging from her worn napsack.
And while she kept..