We’re almost there – Christmas – but for 2 more days we’re in Advent, the time of waiting …
When the darkness is thickest
Then we await the light
The light becomes unimaginable
And the light must come
Penetrating the veil
Seeking out our gasping brains
Darting, but staying,
Blazing, not burning,
Now we have had the Solstice, the light should slowly increase, posting towards spring, summer, and affirming life …
Today I have seen another promise: the Star of Bethlehem shining in the sky.
How unencumbered it is to be a child at Christmas, implicitly believing all the miracles: the Star, the God-designed birth, the angel choir. And that the Star returned each year, shining even from our Northern sky, visible over our Northern land.
And here it is, the Star, huge, bright, shining alone up there, towards the south, no small ordinary stars surrounding it.
No matter a star is just another Sun, a ball of flaming gasses. Though this looks more likely to be a planet, so bright and large.
Hold these two together, it can be both …Whatever, it hangs there like a sign, a promise …
Because it is simply part of the Universe, because it is just another planet, or a bundle of flaming gasses, can it not also be a sign, can it not also play its annual role?
What is truth? And must reductionism always follow as we grow…?
a very Happy Christmas and all best in 2016
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