Sunday, December 23, 2018

Day 23. Advent Longing

Adoration of the Christ Child
Circa 1619 - 1621
Artist Gerard van Honthorst
In the collection of the Uffizi in Florence

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I want to feel the magic of being five or six or seven again
When everything about the season was new and fresh and thrilling.

When I felt the tremble of expectancy as parcels
mysteriously appeared under the Christmas tree;
And the wait of three more sleeps grew so excruciating
I felt my body would burst  from its skin.

When the HUSH of soft, holy moments hugged me like a blanket
As I sat mesmerized by tinsel glimmer and tree lights;
And the sweet, sweet strains of Away in a Manger
filled me with shivery delight.

Yes, I long to feel again the secret yearnings of a child's heart
for the inexpressible and the MIRACULOUS. . .

 As I wait in Wonder  for the Christ Child.

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What's your heart wish this Christmas?

Note: This piece was originally posted on InScribe blog.

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  1. Now you know what that feeling really is, don’t you? Oh I did love the captured the feeling from childhood so very well! Well enough for me to know that you really know what you’re chatting about for sure. Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁🎄

  2. I hope that your Christmas would be enjoyable and may the essence of Christmas remain always with you. Merry Christmas and Happy New year!


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