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The Road

Here is the road: the light
comes and goes then returns again.
Be gentle with your fellow travelers
as they move through the world of stone and stars
whirling with you yet every one alone.
The road waits.
Do not ask questions but when it invites you
to dance at daybreak, say yes.
Each step is the journey; a single note the song.

-Arlene Gay Levine, from Bless the Day: Prayers and Poems to Nurture Your Soul

** For the season of Advent I am posting a reflection each Sunday on a theme from the lectionary readings and then during the week offering a poem each day to highlight that theme — see this past Sunday here **

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3 Responses

  1. This message of gentleness is so vital. So many people are brittle from the cold and the memories of holidays past. This reminder that we are pacing a road through the same season is one to carry with great reverence.

    Blessings along your stretch of the road,
    Marisa