“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are,” Dumbledore says, “far more than our abilities.”

Winter Blessing

May you warm your body under thick blankets, your hands by radiators, your feet in old slippers.

Offerings and Exaltations

Sadness is that way: temporal. Each encounter comes with a demand singular to the day of its arrival: here is a powerful feeling, attend to it, reconcile its nature with yours.

Let It Snow

In other words, despite my litany of previous posts to the contrary, Advent may yet find me sneaking into back-row pews and singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.”