Holiness is heard.

The splendor of living is revealed...

The splendor of living is revealed...

Tonight we made wreaths at church.  It was a lovely experience, full of lively chatter and delightful discoveries.  Before we began, someone read a wonderful poem, titled Winter Solstice by Rebecca Parker.


for a moment

the typewriters will stop clicking,

the wheels stop rolling,

the computers desist from computing,

and a hush will fall over the city.

For an instant, in the stillness,

the chiming of the celestial spheres will be heard

as earth hangs poised

in the crystalline darkness, and then



Let there be a season

when holiness is heard, and

the splendor of living is revealed.

Stunned to stillness by beauty

we remember who we are and why we are here.

There are inexplicable mysteries.

We are not alone.

In the universe there moves a Wild One

whose gestures alter the earth’s axis

toward love.

In the immense darkness

everything spins with joy.

The cosmos enfolds us.

We are caught in a web of stars.

cradled in the swaying embrace,

rocked by the holy night,

babes in the universe.

Let this be the time

we wake to life, like spring wakes, in the moment

of winter solstice.

Is that not beautiful!

Could you not think right now, of spring being awakened in the moment of winter solstice?  That, in the most frozen, icy parts of you, just underneath the surface lies life, waiting to burst forth…and that life begins now…to stir…even without us being fully aware of that which is going on.

Brahms–Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen

Be well, and at peace,


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