Saturday, December 21, 2013

turning of the year

"Shall we liken Christmas to the web in a loom?  
There 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 understanding."
-   Earl W. Count, 4,000 Years of Christmas

1 comment:

  1. My spirit is lifted on the winter solstice! Hope. There is hope the light will return. Days melt into new days and green will slowly return to the earth. Patience is all that is required.