Monday, December 16, 2013


I am completely off the rails with the hymns. Today's song was "Stronger" by Britney Spears and I am not even going to link to the video, it is so far afield from the season.

But there you go. Sometimes our brains take us in unexpected directions, and mine was like a hamster on speed today. I spent the whole day anxiously awaiting a college decision for Primo that was due to be announced at 3 pm. In stark contrast to the calm, mindful, waiting and watching attitude to be cultivated at Advent, this was more of a "try not to think about it and maybe the time will go faster" type of nerve-wracking wait. Not even knitting took the edge off.

A few hours after we heard the decision (and yes, he got in) I stepped outside to this timeless picture of the full moon rising behind bare trees in the early twilight.

Through all our petty human worries, it cycles calmly on. Rise, set. Wax, wane.

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