That's how our Orthodox Nativity Fast is - 40 days of preparation for, as one priest put it, our Winter Pascha. It sounds like you made good use of your trip for quiet meditations and ruminations!XO
OOh,that's sad...but beautifully written!
Hmmmmm. I'm so ready to start my Advent times. I have too many resources and lofty and creative plans, and I'm so ready to begin. God be with you, sweet friend.
Mags, are you going on the Advent Pause list this year? I cannot find a message from you about it [my fault, sorry]
A thoughtful and rather haunting piece of writing, Mags. Thank you.
Oi Mags, where are your Pauses!??!? Hope you are ok!x
lovely!Today I celebrated, such a rate thing for me!, by going to hear The Offering Band. The only other time I've heard them was in 2010; my last Christmas with Dave. It was nuts, driving almost 150 miles round trip but the calm, peace, quiet of Christmas Season has been with me all day. In spite of the kraziness, the traffic (UGH! 70-75 MPH on interstate...insane!) and I visited Dave's grave. I still don't know why; he's not there (praise God) but I was driving by, saw the cemetery sign and thought, "Why not?" If we don't go forward, where will we go?
I like that commenter's comment - if we don't go forward, where do we go? Very sad, though.
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