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Advent week 2…

December 15, 2013

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A Joy and Wonder that flows from our own sense of release,
a startling revelation of ancient beauty…

An infectious smile at the heart of life that changes everything,
might slip through our fingers like mist…

Embrace it “the Joy of true life is your strength”,
it flows through us and from us…

Recognise that you are part of the beauty you see…
but look, what joy! Why now, Why me?

With a view of spring, accept and appreciate your wintering…
It’s natural, it’s physical… it’s wondrous…

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This is the second Advent post, as I follow this year’s seasonal musings of  Brian Draper. I can heartily recommend sharing his reflections if you so feel inclined!

It’s probably different for you but for me, Advent is not a nice “happy daze”, “everything will be alright” jam!  For me Advent might be about waiting for stuff, pausing before, refocusing, stirring the sediment, brushing away the tarnish

Yes we all recognise fleeting glimpses of beauty in our lives, we try to capture it in photos, stories, and other creations. I usually fail to hold onto it, share it and feed off it. I struggle to hang onto beauty in our world…

I thought [tweeted] this week that “even the most rotten in nature has a beauty to it, I struggle to find beauty in the rot in humanity…”
and “as my human rot is recognised, I aim to nurture the sprites of joy and wonder that shoot and grow towards light…”

Suspend disbelief might be a way forward.

Never would I have imagined as a child in the 1970’s, as I absorbed questionable traditional Carols (with a Cornish Methodist twang) that I would be singing them to children in Sainsbury’s in Melton Mowbray and turning with a tear in my eye as they wished me a Happy Christmas with smiles that would light up the darkest of hearts! 

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