Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Light, 12/1/15:

So it is the third day of Advent already, and as is my tradition I am late in observing it. I did not want to short-change the month of thankfulness by ending it early. I enjoyed that daily practice. At the same time, I have been looking forward to observing Advent by watching for and marking the light I see around me. I have always loved this season, and the light-charged air (holiday lights, Salvation Army bells, snowflakes.) It is so much more than pretty, now. 

Today's light: the first rays of morning--the ones that illuminate frost and make it glitter madly until it melts from the warmth. I have never thought it was fair that frost is brought to life and destroyed by the same thing, but I will admit now that it makes the moment the sun reaches across the treetops that much more precious. 

My car was generously spread with frost this morning. Like waves of buttercream. 


  1. I love frost. The beauty loving part of me finds it enthralling and the nerdy math part of me loves the idea of fractals and patterns. And the fleeting nature of it makes it that much more beautiful.

    1. I love it, too. And the idea of fractals and patterns is intriguing to me, math-challenged as I am--it makes me want to understand better.


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