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.




  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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