Open archway of a cold night
As I seek out my own holiday magic, I keep re-reading this beautiful prayer that I began my day with:
Amidst ten thousand losses and swirling joys
At this very instant
On this sacred Earth
Come to us,
Beauty, Wisdom, Goodness, Peace,
Solace, Grace, Counsel, Love.
Through the open archway this cold night
Air, rich as gold, flows.
Fine snow glistens on our faces.
Every exquisite crystal blossom
Is a covenant of your love
Told a thousand thousand times. Amen
-- Patricia Van Ness