Receiving the blue


This first morning of Advent I am filled with the sense of colour that is more than colour. It’s longing already tinged with fulfillment.
I am infused with, wrapped in, the weightless, substance of blue. I am hushed and humbled and reverently haunted.
I am a pool both fluid and still. 

Of course, I am also planning and baking, writing cards and attending meetings. But as I sit here with the mug of tea, the riot of lists, the hum of the heat, the un-hemmed curtains, I am caught and taught by the edge of the blue morning.

I am a pause waiting for the dawn to set my pace. I am a pool.


What do you pause for this season?


You can read one of several earlier Advent posts here.



Join me on the journey. Rest, Reflect, Replenish


  1. Shirley Childs on November 30, 2021 at 6:09 am

    These are words that resonate in me and invite my journey through Advent.

    • Catherine Smith on December 3, 2021 at 8:12 pm

      May the journey be deep and lovely, Shirley ~

  2. Catherine Smith on November 29, 2021 at 7:55 am

    Thank you, Catherine. Advent graces to you ~

  3. Catherine MacDonald on November 28, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    As always Catherine, words both beautiful and evocative.

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