Sunday, January 07, 2007

Epiphany

Today - well, yesterday but I'm still awake so it's really today - is/was Epiphany: Showing Forth. The Holy coming into the world in a way that we limit and expand to fit our own needs and vision. The recognition of this season is usually along the lines of singing "We Three Kings..." and I am a bit tired of that. So.....

Tonight, in this house, there was a celebration of Wise Women. I think there were about two dozen of them and ages ranged from 19 to 80+. Food and wine were abundant as was the conversation and the cross-connections of people who didn't know that they knew or were connected with one another. The original timing was 1800-2100 and the last have gone home about half an hour ago (i.e., we are now into tomorrow...)

I am wearing jewellry given to me by women and a man that I honour and respect and who, by these gifts, have shown me the same. The Jr Girl is doing the same - she is wearing G'ma's Woolworth pearls and my non-WW-ones. She is also cleaning up the kitchen and gaining a special place in heaven not to mention the hearts of those of us who are going to get up in the morning to a clean space.......

We toasted "Wise Women", "Absent Friends", and "Those who are invisible" and prayed for the grace to make a difference. Darlings, we miss you.......

The stories have been delicious: children's successes and growing opportunities, elders' laughings. You had to be here....

The driveway was shovelled in honour and no one broke any important bones getting into or out of this house. This means A Successful Party.

Still breathing..... oh! and now officially looking for a new car....

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