Advent Calendar

  • December 24, 2023
    wonder I believe I am constitutionallyIncapable of smelling fir trees,Hearing my feet crunch on snow,Or seeing all the fair lights withoutBeing overcome with wonder. NowI can also be astonished by musicOr a painting, or the sweet conversationOf friends, old and new, trading secretsOver a cup of warmth, a glass of bubbles.I love Winter and its… Read more: December 24, 2023
  • December 23, 2023
    expect I’m slowly learning not toLive my life being afraid,Substituting, instead,Expecting Joy. Expect Joy,They say, you’ll be disappointed.Will I? Or is it possible that IMight encounter all kinds of JoyI had never expected? It is trueThat trouble roils the world andThat we have work to do. ThatIs no reason to forego JoyousExpectation. If we are… Read more: December 23, 2023
  • December 22, 2023
    join Won’t you join me? Just aSimple, positive invitation toGet to know one another orTo share a cup of tea or toSimply look at an incrediblePiece of nature before you.Won’t you join me? As youGo off to visit a friend or seeThe Sunset on the river.May I join you is equally powerful.Coming to know one… Read more: December 22, 2023
  • December 21, 2023
    quiet Hush. It is the Winter Solstice.Listen for the Quiet. Calm your heart,Breathe in the Stillness. Even whenThe wind dies the trees creak andGroan as the sap freezes. Still.The snow muffles your footstepsBut tells tales of animals movingFrom place to place. Calm your heart.How else will you notice the QuietAnd the Dark? How else will… Read more: December 21, 2023
  • December 20, 2023
    harmonize What does Peace sound like?Oh, so many things, of course!But what if it you asked someoneTo find a note. Then you harmonize.Any way that works. You change yourHarmony or you don’t. Invite anotherTo join you. More harmony, but nowIt’s more difficult to harmonize —And more fun. Keep adding people,Keep resolving into harmony.Listen to you,… Read more: December 20, 2023