|Lichen Rosette and Oak Leaves, Lost Cove|
|All Saints Chapel adorned in greenery|
The next morning we departed before daylight to drive back to Lexington. I was able to look back and see the rosy light begin to develop; The Mountain a soft and eternal presence. What joy to witness a new coming of the light! As the day progressed, the subtle beauty of winter shown. I remembered how much I like these colors and their invitation to reflect.
Sunday evening, at St. Peter's Episcopal, Paris, we held an Advent Evensong and reception for our Advent Art Exhibit. This year's theme, conceived by our Rector, Rev. Chris Brannock-Wanter was summed up in the word "Relate." Dr. Ann Kingsolver was our homilist and Sue Massek enriched our thoughts with her voice and banjo. As Ann Kingsolver spoke, I felt lightning bolts of new understanding. Her ideas of how humans relate reminded me very much of David Haskell's detailing of the complex interconnections of nature; there is more than meets the casual eye! This at once makes things more complicated and more simple for us humans. We don't have to invent artificial systems to help our fellow beings. Instead, we open our senses ("Listen for the light!") and see the possibilities of our role in the wonderfully rich complexity of life!
|The light returns again|