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Letter from the Middle of the Night


In the middle of the night, toes burning, I find – awake, on the sofa – that life can be bathed in holy light, in darkness.

The monks chant on my phone.

I know what I am grateful for…

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What more, really, can one ask?

Photo courtesy/copyright Jack Barnwell, Lake Tillery November 2020

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May gratitude find you where you are in days – and nights – to come.

And also:

Ask and it shall be given unto you…

Seek and ye shall find…

Knock and the door shall be opened unto you…

Allelu, Alleluia.


  1. Love this! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Beautiful! Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving ❤️

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! It is inspiring that you are finding so many ways to feel grateful under difficult circumstances. Enjoy the holiday and time with family.

  4. grateful for your friendship this Thanksgiving season and that you are on the mend. Blessings to you and yours!

  5. Beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I hope you can recover soon. I feel so bad for you. But I love the beautiful pictures. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Jennifer. Happy Thanksgiving. You are beautiful and brilliant. Heal quickly. Hugs to hubby

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