Lux In Tenebris Lucet: Tuesday, December 13
Day 16 of our 28-day Advent journey of mini-dispatches to give you pause and light.
“It was on a mist-bearded Saturday morning, grey as a ghoul and cool as clam aspic, that Switters showed up at his grandmother's house. En route from the airport, he had stopped by Pike Place Market, where he bought a bouquet of golden chrysanthemums, as well as a medium-sized pumpkin. Now he was forced to juggle these items in order to free a hand with which to turn up his trench coat collar against the microdontic nipping of the drizzle. He had also purchased a capsule of XTC from a hipster fish merchant he knew, and as he walked from the rental car to the stately mansion, he managed to get it to his mouth and swallow it without the benefit of liquid. It tasted like snapper.”—Tom Robbins from Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates
“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!”
—1 Corinthians 13:12 (MSG)