Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Advent Gift

Sweet Corn and Cairo. Hmn.

I've been thinking about those two things all day (well, between counting money, and the next chapter of FLIPPED by WendelinVanDroanen, and smiles and frustrations, and a really cool photosynthesis lab).

My mouth watered when thinking of the long wait till the first appearance of those new ears of deliciousness wrapped in silky threads, waiting (it seems just) for me to devour.

And of that somewhat curious love of all things ancient, and buried, and Egyptian... and eventually just things old. Treasures waiting to be discovered. Claimed. Maybe even restored. Brought Home.

Waiting and New Life.

Glorious treasure and belief in the eternal.

Such a wonderful gift, with such a perfect name for this season of waiting.

A season of a Gift given, and received.

And still we wait.

Only time will tell what treasures may be unburied here.
Thank you, dear friend.

9 comments:

Anonyblogger said...

Better treasures, I'm sure, than what I have heard is buried in my garage.

Anonysister said...

Anonyblogger... well, one never knows... you may have a few cat mummies worth finding. :) And I here there's talk of oil too (though, um, it might be Grampa's motor oil! :)

Kim... this took my breath away. It's like a poem. It's you, through and through.

Ann Voskamp @Holy Experience said...

I too look forward to what treasures will be unburied here... Sweet Corn and Cairo....
Don't those words sing hope?...

Every blessing in this season of waiting...

Ann

L.L. Barkat said...

Thanks for your poetic musings on Advent... we liked this so much that we featured it at High Calling Blogs today.

Joelle said...

Love that word: unburied. Like undying, unlost, unbroken. Done over, done better, dug up. Needing to remember that resurrection power today....

Jennifer Dukes Lee said...

The wait sweetens the gift. I'm eager to see what gifts you unwrap here at Sweet Corn & Cairo.

L.L. Barkat said...

I have dedicated a post to you (and two other new bloggers). Blessings as you make your way in the wide world of the blogosphere.

nAncY said...

came through LL barkat's blog.

cool new blog!

Kim Anderson said...

What a wonderful Advent gift - an invitation to excavate the present, to fast-forward the past.

I look forward to what you will do here!