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An EXPERIENCE to REMEMBER. Just let your own mind drift inside. Sonic Vision. Sonic Colors.
"We Are Travelers Through Time and Space." To get more information on the Sonic Vision Laser
Show, times or ticket pricing -- see the Museum of Natural History's website at www.AMNH.org
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In an age that has
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Earth in all human
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In the
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A Holiday Story ... A Christmas Story -- also From Friends.
The "W" in Christmas

Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on non essential
obligations - extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating and even overspending. Yet, still I found myself
exhausted - unable to appreciate the precious family moments and of course the true meaning of Christmas. My
son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six year old. For weeks he'd been
memorizing songs for his school's "Winter Pageant". I didn't have the heart to tell him I'd be working the night of
the production. Unwilling to miss his shining moment I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there'd be a
dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All Parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come
then. Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise. So the morning of the dress rehearsal I came in
ten minutes early, found a spot on the cafeteria floor, and sat down. Around the room I saw several other parents
scampering to their seats. As I waited the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their
teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then each group, one by one, rose to perform their song. Because the
public school system had long stopped referring to the holiday as "Christmas" I didn't expect anything other than
fun commercial entertainment - songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer.
So, when my son's class rose to sing "Christmas Love," I was slightly taken aback by its bold title. Nicholas was
aglow, as were all of his classmates. Adorned in fuzzy mittens, red sweaters and bright snowcaps upon their
heads. Those in the front row - center stage - held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of the song.
As the class would sing "C is for Christmas", a child would hold up the letter C. Then "H is for Happy", and on
and on -- until each child holding up his portion had presented the complete message, "Christmas Love." The
performance was going smoothly until suddenly, we noticed her -- a small quiet girl in the front row holding the
letter "M" upside down -- totally unaware her letter "M" appeared as a "W." The audience of the 1st through 6th
graders snickered at this little one's mistake. But she had no idea they were laughing at her. So she stood tall
proudly holding her "W." Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last
letter was raised and we all saw it together. A hush can over the audience and eyes began to widen. In an
instant we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place -- why even in
the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities. For when the last letter was held high ... the message read
loud and clear: "C H R I S T W A S L O V E."

This was a touching, interesting story. And yet I just want to say something here for the record ... the person
who sent this to us ... is Jewish. "Happy Holidays to everyone around the World." Sincerely. Sent with love.
Richard and friends. Totally Cool !
The
Main Issue
Sonic Vision. To Look Deep
in to Space. To Look Deep
Inside Your Self.
Spiral tunnels and a visual
rollercoaster ride of magical
color. If you can not get to New
York for the experience -- here
we "Take You There" and show
you what it really looks like.
We mention Sonic Vision
on occasion. It is a Musical
Laser Light Show presented
at the American Museum of
Natural History in the Big
Gotham, New York City. It
is held at the Rose Center
located on the north side of
the Museum known as "The
Hayden Planetarium", 81st
Street between Central Park
West and Columbus Avenues.
"A Christmas Story" is at the very bottom of this page. Enjoy.
Sonic Vision Images captured by Richard Renda. Not seen like this before.
Sonic Colors
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