Candlemas

Today is Candlemas Sunday.  It falls forty days after Christmas, and, in the Christian tradition, it marks the official end of the Christmas season.  Once, today was the date that all Christmas decorations were brought down.  Can you imagine having still had your tree up until now?  Today, candles are brought to church, they are … Continue reading Candlemas

Stillness

December seems to be a month crammed with responsibility and obligation, assignments and commitments causing us to accelerate as we approach year end.  This runs contrary to instinct, which would have us slow down, recline into the depths of the year and let ourselves ape nature in coming to rest like the dried-out teasel heads … Continue reading Stillness

Stew

I feel like I’m adjusting from this to that, from something to other, but I have no idea what either is.  I simply have a sense that I am somewhere indeterminate, somewhere between before and after. How’s that for a jumbled description of my current juddering internal compass?  Let me try harder to explain.  It’s as … Continue reading Stew