Tuesday, November 29, 2016

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.”

~ Francis Bacon


I’m growing weary of these dark and short days. I love that we are at a point where we live largely according to the ebb and flow of the seasons but that means we’re sometimes sleeping later these days. I don’t like it. This morning I woke at 4ish. In the lighter months would have stayed up; instead, in the dark, I chose to crawl back under the covers. I was startled awake a couple of hours later from a nightmare in which I was struggling to scream but was unable to find my voice.

Today: looking forward to a road trip and adventure with hubby.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. A voice from Florida: I know the feeling – imagine!

    1. Indeed! I never considered that you’d be experiencing shorter darker days too, Marian.

  2. Short winter days… zzzzzzz … I seem to have bad dreams or nightmares after I go back to bed…like this morning when I found out my university was closed. Weird.

    1. Me too, Karen! What’s up with that?!

      Was the university closed due to the snow? You’re getting blasted right now, aren’t you?

      1. Yes, the university was closed because of snow/bad roads. Though I think Tuesday was worse and they were open (thank goodness I have an awesome boss and she said, ‘stay home’). So I had Tuesday and Wednesday “off.” It seems to have cleared out here. I was out about a half hour ago and it’s just windy and cold.

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