Thursday, December 21, 2006

Advent 19

Sometimes, when they are asleep, babies breathe such shallow breaths that their parents have to lean in right over them and watch and wait to see their chest rise and fall, just to reassure themselves that the child lives. Not necessarily out of panic that something has gone wrong, but just as likely out of head-shaking wonder…

That the breath that, one cold night, exhaled the stars should dare to draw so small is breath-taking to me.

1 comment:

  1. hi andrew this is libby breen here i have to write an essay on community online and offline do u have any books that you could recomend me looking at? my email address is

    Thanks so much hope you have a great chirstmas
    libby breen x