Saturday, December 17, 2005
The view through our fallen cedar tree limbs
(the tree still needs to be cut down and hauled away),
past the open gap to where the gate from our privacy fence blew away,
(I wonder how other people are dealing with the vulnerability
of being so visible because the downing of their trees
and fences have left them exposed)
to the neighbor's Christmas lights
(and there are fewer this year,
for many, a dull edge hangs over the season).
So many people are without light in this season, both literally and metaphorically. Do what you can to spread whatever light you can wherever you can. And remember to spread that light all year long, not just in this season of caroling to nursing homes, or serving meals at the local homeless shelter, or sending toys to the youngest of the hurricane's victims.