Silence ~ an Advent Quest ~ Let there be light

Roses in a white beaker, afternoon light, kitchen bench.

Kitchen quiet

Let there be light, let there be understanding

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54 thoughts on “Silence ~ an Advent Quest ~ Let there be light

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      I am so glad. We are supposed to have a fine day tomorrow, so perhaps that will mean a chance to get the grass cut. We have had so much rain that the grass is mid-calf high in places. ( Actually some of that area of growth is helped by Jack’s toiletting habits! :D)

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        1. Gallivanta Post author

          Ha! Yes, he is a very efficient fertiliser. πŸ˜€ Thanks,Jack is feeling better. We decided to let him have a walk today, after all. And he enjoyed it. He is thoroughly tired out though, so tomorrow will be another rest day.

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      And after days and days of rain, it was wonderful to have a splash of light. There’s also some reflection from a tin which was drying on the window shelf. πŸ™‚

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you, Laleh. I haven’t forgotten my quest to read your book, Climbing Over Grit. It’s lovely to see that you are getting lots of great reviews.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Wouldn’t it just! People are so often at cross-purposes, yet we all want much the same things, peace, shelter, food, love, and, as St Francis put it ‘to be understood as to understand’.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      They are wonderful companions both in the garden and in a vase. Wishing you calm too as well as lots of people/family to be enthusiastic about your festive endeavours.

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      1. Su Leslie

        They are. I always think of Margaret Mahy when I see borage. The boy-child loved “A Busy Day for a Good Grandmother” and always wanted me to make Mrs Oberon’s Cockahoop Honey Cake which features in the book.
        Thank you for your good wishes.

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        1. Gallivanta Post author

          Oh, I don’t know this story. Sounds like a lot of fun. Does it give the recipe for the Cockahoop Honey Cake? If not, perhaps you can invent one and present it to the boy-child for Christmas. πŸ˜€

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you, Sally. They are so plentiful at the moment. You may know that another name for borage is bees’ bread. When I see all the bees on the borage in my garden I can understand how the borage came by that name.

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  1. Michele LaFollette

    Beautiful…what a treat. I’m anticipating opening my computer to find your lovely posts regularly! You are hopefuly sleeping now; my day is just beginning. After your rest, I hope you enjoy a quiet day. I will be trying to find a new gym…and the best bakery in town today!

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Michele, I am enjoying a quiet afternoon. Soon I will have to make some noise in the kitchen if we are to get any dinner tonight. I hope you find the best bakery in town! That sounds like a great quest.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thank you, Marlene. As a child I was a very enthusiastic singer of hymns. I am not sure when I lost my confidence about singing aloud. Possibly at high school.

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    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Thanks , Joanne. How are your Christmas preparations? If you are celebrating according to the Orthodox timetable, you may be feeling less pressured for time.

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        1. Gallivanta Post author

          Ah, I see. As you know, my husband is Ethiopian Orthodox, so although we, personally, celebrate Christmas on Dec 25th, we also remember his Orthodox traditions (or try to). To have extended periods to honor Christmas and Easter, somehow takes a little pressure off these sacred events.

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