Friday, December 25, 2020



No angels, no trumpets
No marvelous light
A flickering candle
Amidst the cold night 
A rickety shelter
A mind not at rest
A weary mother
A babe at her breast
A desperate whisper
Be it unto me
The wood of the manger
The wood of the tree

Live for the Love of it, 
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)

Image: Adoration of the Shepherds, by Caravaggio (1609)


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    1. Thank you, Janet. Our priest talked about this painting during homily. It is very different from the Nativity we are used to, isn't it? I love it.

  2. It's amazing how you find simple words for complex ideas and feelings.