The mornings are dark nowadays, the nights are long,and in some places it is cold and the snow is still falling.
It was particular meaningful to light the two candles at dawn while waiting for the sun to come up and warm us.
This is a hectic time--everybody is busy. Hopefully we will take the time out to still our minds and hearts--to remember why we celebrate this season.
Remember the reason for giving gifts
Today the Nobel prizes are distributed by the King of Sweden. The ceremony takes place at the City Hall in Stockholm. It is followed by a lavish dinner.
According to The Guardian the presentations will be awarded "amid criticism that this year's science prizes lacked diversity."
Many science winners said that "no women" were among the winners. They also said that science was "for men by men."
I read about Advent as celebrated in Sweden and found out that rice porridge is eaten often during this time. If you like to try it: follow the direction on the package and use some milk instead of water. The porridge is served with, milk, sugar, and cinnamon.
The celebration of the season and the food that goes with it is what you and I feel is important.
This is the season.
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