Saturday, December 24, 2011

the moment in the middle


Hold your breath.
Here it is.
Christmas Eve.
My favorite time of the Christmas Season.
The perfect moment between all the preparations and all of the celebrations.

All is done yet all is yet to come . . .

"It was a moment of perfection he would probably not find again this year, and he sat without moving, almost without breathing. There was the upside of a garden, when one was digging and planting, heaving and hauling, and then the downside, when it was all weeding and grooming and watering and sweating. One had to be fleet to catch the moment in the middle, the mountaintop, when perfection was as brief as the visit of a butterfly to an outstretched palm.

From the book Out to Cannan (the fourth book in the Mitford series)
by: Jan Karon

7 comments:

Beth @ Dirty Laundry said...

I love father Tim! Merry Christmas to you, Mary!

Ali said...

Merry Christmas Eve!!! I HEART the moment in the middle :)

Ali

Christine said...

Never looked at the Middle like this before. What a nice thought.

Mary, I know you are surrounded by love this Christmas, enjoy!

Crickit said...

Merry Christmas Mary to you and your family! :)

dee dee said...

Merry Christmas Mary!
dee dee

Wendy said...

Merry Christmas!! May you have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

Kris said...

Lovely! Enjoy! I am sitting here at that moment too. The house is quiet. The kids haven't arrived yet. The coffee is made and I am sipping. The stocking are stuffed, but not opened. Santa....oh he came!!! He left me a brand new garden wagon!!! It has a big red bow on it. That Santa!!!
Enjoy your lovely family. Merry Christmas!
Kris