The Real Meaning of Advent


The real meaning of Advent is right there in front of us:

Its all about waiting about anticipation.

It here is everything: the over-arching skys day

Waiting to form itself, waiting for the planet to turn

Ever so slowly, upon its inscrutable axis,

Turning to afford the Amazon jungle and the Gobi desert

Their portion of light, of life-giving light.


Its all about waiting and anticipation.

Waiting for the repairman to phone,

Waiting for the day to wear down,

Waiting for the email to arrive,

Moment after moment crunched against moment,

Pressing the day into a manageable concept.


==December 12, 2013