Astonishing how many "A" words are affiliated with this Advent season of anticipation before the arrival of the Christ child into the world. It's all about cultivating a sense of awareness and attentiveness. "Do not be afraid," the angel told Mary, the annunciation or 'announcement' scene appearing in amazing art throughout history. "All of life is a kind of Advent," a dear friend said, an astounding thought that makes me grateful to be alive and awake. Alleluia, amen. (The Annunciation by Sandro Botticelli, circa 1490, Uffizi Gallery, Florence)
When is the last time you found a personal note peeking out of your mailbox? From someone who gathered paper, pen or laptop (and thoughts) and focused solely on dear, wonderful you? Well, there will always be correspondence to open here. Love letters from life, written just for you.