994. Give me the end of the year an’ its fun when most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done… ~Edgar A. Guest

December finds himself again a child
Even as he undergoes his age.
Cold and early darkness now descends,
Embracing sanctuaries of delight.
~Nicholas Gordon

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Why do we feel restored in December
As in a sacramental time and place?
Therein Mystery is artfulness,
And therein too a vision of peace is stored,
So that healing flows from it through our eyes.
~Edited and adapted excerpt
from May Sarton

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As the year draws to an end and winter and Christmas approach, “Shall we liken what has and is coming to pass to the web in a loom?  There have been and still are many weavers, who work into the pattern the experience of their lives. When one generation goes, another comes to take up the weft where it has been dropped. The pattern changes as the mind changes, yet never begins quite anew. At first, we are not sure that we discern the pattern, but at last we see that, unknown to the weavers themselves, something has taken shape before our eyes, and that they have made something very beautiful, something which compels our attempt at understanding.” ~Edited & adapted excerpt  by Earl W. Count

…the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. ~Numbers 6:26   ✝

**Both images via Pinterest

16 thoughts on “994. Give me the end of the year an’ its fun when most of the plannin’ an’ toilin’ is done… ~Edgar A. Guest

  1. This is a beautiful post Nat, and such feelings are what I feel every December. As confusing, rushed and hopes renewed, December is and always will be my favorite month of the year. We praise and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ and at the end of the month…………celebrate a new beginning with the start of a new year.

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  2. it really is a time full of creativity, youth and exuberance–something I think most of us long for—a time of dying and emptiness… yet filled with hope and life—certainly a time of polar opposites and that’s how God seems to operate best—playing the positive off the negative—and I love the picture by the way 🙂

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