This week I was thankful for:
– a long phone call to a faraway friend; sometimes it’s easy to pretend that we’re actually just sitting across the couch from each other
– a mother who lets me decorate for Christmas as part of my rent
– a workplace that lets me decorate for Christmas as part of my job
– clementines; it’s so easy for me to imagine how these little orange spheres of goodness featured so prominently in Christmas stockings of old
– the book The Vigil: Keeping Watch in the Season of Christ’s Coming by Wendy M. Wright; I’ve been wanting to read this book during Advent for probably about 10 years, and I finally pulled it off the shelf in time for the beginning of the season. This slim but full volume has provided me ideas to rejoice over and chew on, and I probably don’t do it justice by reading it just before I fall asleep.
– Advent, the season of waiting and preparation that comes before Christmas; as someone who often finds herself in in-between spaces, it is comforting to know that there is an entire liturgical season that the church has dedicated to in-between-ness. More on that later.