The winds are strong today. Snow from the roof drapes the view outside my study window. The evergreens, as always, seem to bear everything with such grace. For all I’ve written about the longer days and the light, I think, “Now winter really begins.”
Our country roads get icy, and I’m one of the people who will drive a 10 minute walk to get the mail at the end of the street.
Yesterday I finished reading One Thousand Gifts Devotional by Ann Voskamp (Zondervan 2012). Ann writes from the broken places, as well as the beautiful places; and they may turn out to be the same. There is always hope. She includes our blogging community in her Acknowledgments. http://www.onethousandgifts.com
I also received the Winter 2013 Harp-Strings Poetry Journal (Volume Twenty-Four, Number Three). I learned of this journal from TIME OF SINGING a few years ago. Madelyn Eastlund is the Editor. There are familiar poets and new poets. I am seeing the older generation here too, and I love their voices. I know some young people see me this way now, and I am grateful.
Image: Karen’s Whimsy.