As the teen sleeps in on this dark solstice morning, I’ve been catching up on podcasts. On Being’s “Conversation in Music with Carrie Newcomer” really resonated — the minute the episode ended, I tuned in to the unedited version. And I’m already planing to give it a re-listen today as holiday preparations continue.
Life has been, well, messy of late. Too many days and weeks of the sort that leave you drained of energy and spirit. Rest assured, the knitting hasn’t stopped even though the blog went on a long hiatus. But the performance of “I Believe” and Krista and Carrie’s reflections on the “so very holy” details of life left me wanting to start a conversation with my blog and Facebook friends.
If you were to write a creed of the earthy details you hold to be true, what would it include? Here are my shared favorites from Newcomer’s song (video below if you want to give it a listen):
- I believe in socks and gloves knit out of soft, gray wool.
- I believe a summer tomato is a cause to rejoice.
- I believe in the kindness of strangers and the comfort of old friends.
Here are a few musings from me:
- I believe in the steadying feel of wool winding through my fingers and the metal clinking of needles matching my breathing.
- I believe my pets are Wim Wenders angels that more than earn their keep.
- I believe in the sacrament of good chocolate melting on my tongue.
What do you celebrate as “so very holy” in your world?
2 thoughts on “Creeds on the Winter Solstice”
This is a very thought provoking post on these cold winter days. I love your list and I would add good coffee to mine. I can’t live without it! I hope things are less hectic in the new year.
Yes, good coffee! Thanks for the thoughtful comment, Abbie. (Clearly I’m behind on checking my blog.)