Swallowing the Moon

What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art.   ~Augustus Saint-Gaudens   Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

 ~ John 8:12 There is a scene in “It’s a Wonderful Life” where George is promising Mary the moon. He says he’ll lasso it, and she can swallow it and all the moonbeams will shoot out of the ends of her fingers and toes and out of the ends of  her hair.

It’s a wonderful life 

I thought about children when I read this scripture, and my kindergartners who have begun the joyful wait that goes with Christmas.  For me, it was as if they had swallowed the moon, and the light had begun to escape.  An occasional beam would fly from their hair, or their fingers and circle the room.  They are connected to the source of light and they do not know exactly where this energy is coming from, but they share and shine as they breathe.  That is the insanity to art, that is the garlic for salad, that is the star in Christmas.  All those beams of light converging. 

Today, shine…Because of Him, Linda


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