• advent journal: thursday

    by  • December 10, 2015 • advent journal, community, cookies, poetry, thursday night dinner • 4 Comments


    it rained enough last night
    to let us waken to a
    fresh-scrubbed morning
    a diamond of a day
    offering me the chance
    to cook on a Thursday
    for the first time since
    I left our porch full of
    friends who gathered weekly

    I was cooking for a group
    at church—Ginger invited
    all those over seventy
    to tea in the parish hall
    I cooked and baked in my
    new kitchen, made two trips
    to the grocery for items
    I didn’t have and dropped crumbs
    hoping to find my way home

    the night has now crept in
    the day slipped away without
    losing its sparkle, passing its
    glow to the candles in the
    windows, and I am cleaning
    up the kitchen and baking
    the last of the cookies to
    take to work tomorrow . . .
    another tradition I have
    carried with me—not to
    repeat or recreate, but
    to connect all that matters



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    4 Responses to advent journal: thursday

    1. anita westmoreland
      December 10, 2015 at 9:49 pm

      Love it!

    2. Suzanne Cate
      December 11, 2015 at 12:33 am

      Mmmmm, your cooking and poetry! Fine combo!

    3. Maggie
      December 11, 2015 at 6:50 am

      It must have felt so comforting to slip into the cooking mode again. When you take an enforced break from something you love, you really learn which are the “little things” that make life grand. Thank you for reminding me.

    4. Deb Ruotolo
      December 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

      Christmas is “connection” isn’t it? – on the Grandest of scales. Thank you Milton for your thoughts and your giving to our precious seniors.

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