adventus

snowballs and my favourite face.

"their lives spun off the tilting world like thread off a spindle, breakfast time, suppertime, lilac time, apple time."

-marilynne robinson.

apple time and lilac time have passed. now is advent time, waiting time, readying time. the river has frozen. we will be able to skate on it in a month or so.

tonight i am making coffee cake to take to a neighbor's for dessert. i very much cherish the habit of bringing food to each other's homes in winter. mitts balancing the gift, boots negotiating the snowy sidewalks and icy front steps. warmth exchanged for warmth.

ps
. i think this movie looks amazing. characters so strong and full of love.
pps. the word "advent" comes from the latin word adventus, meaning coming

11 comments:

  1. Such beautiful thoughts. The movie looks interesting...will definitely have to try to see it. May your evening with the neighbors be wonderful and heartfelt.

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  2. Delighted to have stumbled upon this space, girl. The words, the photographs - love 'em. x

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  3. thanks for the facts about "advent," i always wondered.
    beautiful winter photos - can't wait for our first snowfall here in idaho!

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  4. Really enjoying your words. Keep writing!

    xox

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  5. It seems so crazy to me you're already surrounded by snow! anyway, you look like a really happy couple. Have a nice end of week!

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  6. oh, coffee cake sounds yum, yay for sharing food!

    p.s. thanks for sharing that trailer, it looks brilliant. now i'll just have to wait another year fir ti to come out in australia...

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  7. winnipeg really can be so pretty in the winter!

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  8. I am whipping up a batch of cookies tonight for a party-your words of warmth for warmth make me even more excited to share them.

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  9. beautiful photos of the winter

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  10. this is a really sweet post. not sure how i found your blog but glad i did.

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