The Road Goes Ever On and On

"The Road Goes Ever On and On," or so sings Bilbo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings.Merry Christmas, everyone. Advent is over. And as is typical for someone working in retail — even monastic retail (!) — for me it was a blur. It was a time of stolen moments of rest and reflection, rather than a truly immersed season of waiting. I leave Advent 2009 behind, still waiting, still waiting for the day, most likely after I retire, when the demands of my work will not compete with the call of the lit … [Read more...]