“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


advent day 19: pool as sky as soul as journey

this could be the night sky, that darkness a hill.
let's pretend it is.

let's pretend it is full of the magic of the week that lies before us,
the winter solstice,
the lunar eclipse,
christmas eve,
christmas itself. 
let's fall in,
dive in,
not just one toe in,
not keeping our hair dry,
but let's go all the way under and open our eyes. 
let the magic and the quiet surround us
and see what those christmas lights look like from down here. 
let's see if we can see the stars.



  1. Awesome--and a great image for your poem. It really says a lot.

  2. i am madly in love with this!!!



  3. Magic is what we would see through the pool water and stars would be delightful.

  4. Gorgeous image & the words will float me through this week.

  5. yes, let's. and i bet we'll be able to see the stars and the magic.

    that photo is magic. these words are magic.

  6. i like your pretending ..this shade is good on me...

  7. I love this! I want this!
    Thank you for your beautiful
    words and the dreams they inspire...

  8. oh, Debi... *sigh* You are taking me to such incredible, magical places this holiday season... So much better than the places I go on my own.

  9. Yes, let's do this... Just beautiful Debi.

  10. This. THIS! is why I love you my friend. This.

  11. I keep staring at this image. I had to read your words a few times because I kept getting distracted by the depth of that image and the way you described it.
    Funny how something so simple can take you to such depths.


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