I put on the day
like a prayer shawl
and count my beads
It is Christmas time at the farm, and we have some snow happening, draping the world in beauty. Gifts are stacked, waiting to be given, and the lights are making everything cheerful.
In times like these, when the big picture is frightening, it is comforting to draw our simple domestic pleasures around ourselves, love our animals, who know the secret of life better than we do, and hope and strive for better times.