Monday, December 19, 2011


Advent is the season of anticipation. In these darkening days we have the opportunity to rediscover the joy of waiting for for what is most important in life. Next Monday, I return to New England to catch up with the family.  But I also await a reunion of sorts with those faithful companions of childhood: the salty air, lonely winter beaches, windswept dunes, stone walls, tall oaks, moss covered granite and winding roads of Westport, Massachusetts. Absence truly makes the heart grow fonder.

Westport Harbor. Photo from the public domain.

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