Diamonds in the Sky


“We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall
see the sky sparkling with diamonds” (A. Chekov)

On Saturday I flew  from David to Panamá at 7 in the morning.  Gregorio, a dear family friend, drove me to Tocumen, the international airport where I would catch my flight home.  I had a lot of work to do so I got a one-day pass to AA’s Admiral’s Club–an executive waiting area with wifi and small cubicles where you can work in peace.  It was great except for the ‘muzak’–holiday muzak that wasn’t even Latin American. It was the holly jolly good ole USA kind of holiday music and I had to listen to it for the 4 hours before my flight took off.  Made me nuts and strengthened my resolve to opt out of that rat race this year.

I’m using this time for as much silence and mindfulness as I can manage.  Over these past few years, I have found that the Jesuits make available some wonderful advent resources for those inclined to contemplation and prayer in this season.  On the right-hand side of this blog there’s a link to the interactive ‘retreat’.  If you decide to follow this resource, I would love to hear from you via a comment or by email (rvlindahlatmedotcom).  Whatever way you find, may this be a time of goodness for you. May you look up and see diamonds sparkling in the sky

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