13th of February 2014
 

Today’s theme = buried. Just missing a photo of my work inbox….

3rd of February 2014
 

Winter scenes - in and near Prospect Park, Brooklyn

27th of December 2013
 

Snowfall ~ Christmas Eve Morning

22nd of December 2013
 

Ice wonderland ~ Ontario

14th of December 2013
 

Little did she/we know that a parade was underway just outside the door. We walked beside the Our Lady of Guadalupe paraders for many blocks, watching them dance to the brass marching band to their rear. And noting their commitment in the snowfall - especially the children. The procession, led by a vigil of Mary, ended at a Catholic Church nearby.

And then we encountered Steve Buscemi. Shoveling snow on the sidewalk. (No photo for that; but we did exchange courtesies.)

Timing of our neighborhood walk in the snow seemed to be right.

10th of December 2013
 

The shocked awakening is definitely part of experiencing Advent. But at the same time there is much more that belongs to it. Advent is blessed with God’s promises, which constitute the hidden happiness of this time. These promises kindle the inner light in our hearts. Being shattered, being awakened - only with these is life made capable of Advent. In the bitterness of awakening, in the helplessness of “coming to,” in the wretchedness of realizing our limitations, the golden threads that pass between heaven and earth reach us. These golden threads give the world a taste of the abundance it can have.

~ from “The Shaking Reality of Advent” by Father Alfred Delp, a Jesuit priest who wrote this piece in a Nazi prison shortly before being hanged in 1945 for his opposition to Hitler

7th of December 2013
 

She turned One. And so we celebrated!

 

{New York Public Library, Main Library, Festive-fied}

Attended a panel on Women In War, the final panel in an oral history series on veterans led by my talented friend, Alexandra Kelly.

5th of December 2013
 

Advent

Waiting, as we see it in the people of the first pages of the Gospel, is waiting with a sense of promise. “Zechariah,…your wife Elizabeth is to bear a son.” “Mary,…Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son” (Luke 1:13, 31). People who wait have received a promise that allows them to wait. They have received something that is at work in them, like a seed that has started to grow.

This is very important. We can only really wait if what we are waiting for what has already begun for us. So waiting is never a movement from nothing to something. It is always a movement from something to something more.

~ Henri Nouwen, excerpt from “Waiting for God”

3rd of December 2013
 
Light your candles quietly, such candles as you possess, wherever you are. 

~ Alfred Delp

Light your candles quietly, such candles as you possess, wherever you are.

~ Alfred Delp

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