Yikes! Consider this a virtual post-it. Reminder to self: write annual advent poem!
I've written an advent poem every year since 1992, the year D. and I got married. I always send it out to family and friends along with our Christmas card or letter (depending on the year).
It's a tradition I never expected to love so much, nor to keep so faithfully. But in recent years, it seems as though the advent season is arriving so much more quickly than it used to. I keep finding myself fretting that maybe this year, inspiration will not strike and I'll have no poem to send...or that I'll have to go into my poetic archives and send an old one.
I spent part of my morning at the office working on Advent/Christmas worship service schedules at church and it dawned on me anew that Advent really does begin this Sunday, December 3. So I'm now in my usual pleasurable flutter of creative panic, feeling completely "idea-less" and wondering when the gift idea or the gift line will arrive to start me off.
That's part of the joy and excitement...waiting... waiting and staying open to whatever creativity God sends this year.