Monday, December 24, 2007

December 24, 2007

In this season of light, I was fortunate to have a glowing full moon above me this morning as I hiked up and down the hills near my house. These days it’s still night when I do my exercising at 4:30 a.m, but today the light of the moon cast a soft shine over the sleeping town. The white of the old snow and the houses seemed luminescent as I trudged up and down the hills, and the few early lights in windows appeared to have a special twinkle in the moonlight. My exercising was unusually effortless, perhaps because I felt like I was walking on a theater stage lit with a lovely light from high above.

Later, I drove up to see Noah and Ava, and what a treat it was for me. Talk about glowing! The shine of the moon this morning doesn’t begin to compare to the shimmering faces of these children. Noah and I played with his many imaginative figures, his cheeks shining all the while, and later he entertained Ava by leaping and dancing, making her face more radiant than ever. Both of them were smiling like the sun shines.

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