Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

ancient hope

today the sun rose at 7:26 am
and the sun set at 4:16 pm.
 in between there was nothing more than
 eight hours and fifty minutes of
but really, it was grey fog, sleet and slushy drips from the eaves.

what's a person to do?

plug in the LED tree lights
and the string of starlight!
light the candelabras at the window!
light the chandelier over the table!
cook up a festive supper with friends and family!

hope you had a chance to pause in the middle of the darkest time 
and rejoice in the turning of the sun, 
toward light and hope and renewal.



  1. oh so beautiful
    it is so nice when we pause to enjoy nature

  2. its hubbys birthday so although we celebrated it is always nice to think from now on the days will get a little longer!

  3. That looks like such a warm and festive place to be. You can practically see the love:) That chandelier is amazing!

  4. A metaphor for life, really. Whatever is happening outside the doors, we alone set the scene within. Fairy lights, firelight, friends and family. God bless.

  5. That looks fabulous Karen! I have to say my darkness-to-light moments during these past few days have been entirely internal — and I'm so thankful for them.