Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas 2016

Dear Friends and Family,

We are sending you our Christmas greetings from Stamford, CT, USA with a video e-card, which we posted on Youtube, here.  The text and photo appear below.  Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday,

Ed & Shirley


Sitting in this yoga pose,
the ceiling edges take their form;
still catching morning light.     
Even the exercise is a waiting,
for the last moves,
the slowing of breathing
and heart.

My father waited for half his life
to retire, and then missed being busy.
A contract, a letter to be signed,
a moving date, a vote,
a purchase to be made,
all fill time.

We expect things will happen,
other transactions will be made,
always looming on some horizon,
but not yet.

Moses had to shed his shoes,
the innkeeper opened his stable,
the bush burst into flames
the mother-to-be wailing;

this is the moment about to be;
this is the waiting in fullness.

14 Dec 16
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Poem © Copyright 2016, E. G. Happ, All Rights Reserved.
Photos © Copyright 2016, Shirley Chen, All Rights Reserved