Waiting – yes I know it’s May

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It has been an interesting experience walking through my local shopping complex, in recent months.

Weeks ago – as far back as October – there appeared, in one of the Supermarkets, shelf upon shelf, aisle upon aisle of Christmas fare.

You name it, it was there – hams…puddings…tarts…Christmas Chocolates… and so on it went; every nook and cranny groaning with every conceivable bright and shiny, colourful packet, tin or packaged goody!

And the Christmas decorations – tinsel, plastic trinkets and more – begged to be plucked from their cluttered homes.

In fact, I could have easily eaten Christmas Dinner AND decorated my Montery apartment well before Yuletide had even begun!!!

But alas … I had second thoughts and did no such thing despite the temptation.

And why ?

I felt the need to SAVOUR the moment and not be caught up in the HYPE of pre-season festivities.

There’s an enormous “impatience” in getting things out, over, done and dusted well BEFORE any significant event, these days. It’s all part of the marketing strategy, I guess: Easter Eggs are on the shelves after December…Poppies are worn weeks before the November Commemoration (British Media Commentators had something to say about this in October !)

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First Sunday in Advent

Celebrating the “mystery” of it all is part of the joy I get from WAITING in QUIETNESS for the season to present itself at the “right” time.

Call me “old school” but ADVENT reminds me of that “mystery…”

+Peter

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