it feels too early in the 'season' to have two things to do
at the same time -
but I did.
a raucous, loud,
feeding and buying frenzy,
all for a good cause to be sure;
a morning which promised to be filled
with brief, superficial conversations,
laughter and being 'on'.
an Advent quiet morning
at a local retreat center;
the chance to breathe deeply,
and see glimmers of light in the darkness;
to reflect on 'preparing the way'
being road builders.
It was no contest.
I'm pleased with the choice I made.
I have plenty of other opportunities
for eating, buying