Outside the Curran Theater on Christmas Eve
Yesterday after just watching a spectacular performance of A Christmas Carol at a beautifully preserved ornate art deco theater in San Francisco, Sam Graumann’s gift to the world, my family and I started the very cold walk up a hill back to
My oldest child said — “Mom, did you see that!!” My youngest child said everything with his astonished yet beautiful smile.
Up ahead of us A Woman approaching two homeless men standing on the street on this very cold (for San Francisco) day took off her sweater and handed it to one of the men saying, “Merry Christmas.” The astonished man replied, “Thank you. This is a real Christmas present.” The woman now walking away, looked back and said to him, “Merry Christmas!”
We had all just witnessed the true meaning of Christmas, love and giving in the form of a random act of kindness.
I think Charles Dickens would have liked it!
by Cindi Silva
December 25, 2011