Advent 2014: Look how Far the Light Came

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Emily left an hour ago. Too soon. 

She and Loretta had crafting time while I laid on the couch and read yet another Geraldine Brooks novel. My dad stopped by and I made him a cup of tea. 

We turned around, and Loretta and Emily had made this beautiful paper star. My dad lifted it up so we could admire it, and the setting sun sliced through the room just at that moment, lighting up the star like its namesake.

Reminded me of a Bruce Cockburn song:

So many miles, so many doors
Some need patience, some need force 
All fall open in their own due course
To allow us this time

And you're limned
In light, golden and thin,
Looks to me
Like you're lit up from within 

And look how far the light came
Look how far the light came
Look how far the light came
To paint you
This way 

And this light
Is a guest from far away
Passing through
The last whisper of day

And look far the light came
Look how far the light came
Look how far the light came
To paint you
This way 

Some days are lit up. Today was one of those. My cup overflows.