Monday, December 23, 2013

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



5 comments:

Kris said...

Beautiful photo of your family! Merry Christmas!
I must read those books!
xo Kris

Debbie said...

I know you're thankful for your beautiful family. It's so wonderful to spend time together. Wishing you all the best things of this time. Merry Christmas!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a beautiful family picture! The tree and the lighting are pretty too.
Hope you all had a special day together.

Betsy Brock said...

Your house looks lovely and your family all smiles! Hope you're enjoying the holiday!

amanda + daniel said...

Lovely!