Saturday, November 6, 2010
The fall season has been flying by, and while I've stayed on top of planning for Christmas and managed to prepare music for every service, the blog fell by the wayside for a bit. I hope you missed it - maybe even enough to help out with content and comments sometime.
My blog post today refers to something I used to say when I was an undergrad. My grandma would warn me against buring the candle at both ends, and I would reply that I had cut the candle in half so that I could burn it at four ends. Of course, that was right before I was diagnosed with mono...but that's another story.
This is a busy time of year for everyone. We've celebrated Halloween and Reformation. We try to savor the nice days by getting outside - though too often lately it's to rake leaves or prepare for winter. We're planning ahead for the holidays and trying to finish up school projects before the deadlines loom too close. But rather than abandon the quiet moments of reflection (like blogging), it's important to reclaim that time for ourselves. The burning of a candle is not the raging inferno of a wildfire; it connotes calmness and quiet. For me, that means finding more time to listen to and create music and church music and sharing thoughts on both. What will you do to help find calm this season?