Yesterday I began wondering how many times I have shared a personal ” epiphany ” moment/ observation with you. A lot!
My epiphanies have centered around connections I never made previously in life. (The popular term today ” A-Ha” moments). My sudden and striking realizations have been pretty mundane but still exciting to me- many have dealt with learning experiences about life unfolding in my garden.
Even yesterday as I struggled to redecorate the iron stove under the mantle-I had a little epiphany… if I was keeping the mantle wintry green -I should continue along that line of thought by keeping different green shades symbolizing life in serenity and rest . To me epiphanies don’t have to be religiously or scientifically oriented-it can apply to any situation that allows us a moment of deeper perspective or enlightenment.
In Western Christianity… today commemorates the moment when the wise men first saw the Savior-the baby and future leader …recognizing God’s divinity within.
In an interesting way, Quinn Caldwell’a last entry from his book: All I Really Want ( published in 2014) for the January 6 reading …addresses 2021’s incredulous attack on the Capitol and democracy.
Quinn writes: ” We’re good at listing all the people we won’t kneel before. We don’t kneel for crowned heads. We don’t bend for terrorists. By and large, we are a straight-backed, lock-kneed people.”
” Here is the way the three wise men were like us: they refused to kneel to King Herod’s crowned head. Here is the way we ought to be like the three wise men: they knew which things were not worth their homage and what things should drive them straight to their knees. ”
So until tomorrow…”We the people” know right from wrong -this year let’s spend a moment on our knees paying homage to the ” In God We Trust” Who blessed us with the miracle of Democracy and then let’s treat it as the greatest gift bestowed upon us… because it is!!! Thank you God and let no man ” put it asunder.”
Today is my favorite day ” Winnie the Pooh
Ode to 2021’s Magnificent Christmas Tree
Dear Christmas Tree…Yesterday became your last
But thank you for your glorious past
You gave us beauty and joy galore
Happiness and laughter and so much more!
Love, Boo ” Dingle Jingle”