Over the past two weeks, we have learned many truths from some unexpected critterly relationships and encounters on the way to Bethlehem.  We have heard them talking in their own languages, with their own unique points of view.  We have sung with them, been startled by them, marched along them, crawled with them, flew with them, called out to whoever would listen with them.  We have been sweeping clean our own Advent path with a lot of help from our critter friends.


N ow we will be meeting up with some beings who are mostly human, but not entirely, thank goodness.  We will listen to them in their own idioms.  We will cry and laugh and dance and crawl and mourn and regret and sigh and then jump up high in many showers of  new light along with these folk.  For, you see, we are created in such a peculiar way that we just do not learn or prepare or rejoice very effectively until our hearts and minds have been drilled by points of light fired like shafts by others into our souls.  Come, let us prepare together!


So grab your walking sticks and a travel pack.  Scrub the mists from your eyes, so that you may see clearly what has been inside you always.  Throw a little water over your head, so that you may be clean when meeting these wonderful “other folk”.  Carry a little oil, pack a little water, store up a little grain “against that day foretold since before the creation.”  Take my hand, pilgrim.  



26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angela
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 03:50:56

    When you put it like that…. I can hardly wait!! :-D. Lead on, Granbee. Show us all, clearly, what we already know through your wonderful mirrors.

    • granbee
      Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:44:50

      Yes, Angela, I truly DO aspire to show you what you already know, in the very center of your souls! Thank you SO MUCH for picking up on that! So pleased to have your participation and feedback here. Always enjoy your work so much!

  2. Betty Hayes Albright
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 04:59:11

    Looking forward to what awaits, Granbee! 🙂

    • granbee
      Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:45:39

      Look forward to YOUR reactions,Betty! Thanks and blessings on you for your faithful participation. LOVE your work, as you know!

  3. cottonbombs
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 05:21:04

    You know I will be along for the ride, Rose! And, yes, absolutely, this makes us Poets Without Borders. That’s what poetry is: without dimension, grander than the entire universe, cause it can transcend it and still be home for lunch.

    • granbee
      Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:47:58

      Peter, you have SUCH a unique gift for combining the MOST profound observations along with the smallest, most whimsical details of our daily lives! Just LOVE it! I am looking forward to your continued invaluable contributions in this comments sections, just as I look forward to your poetic space-and-time travels!

  4. journeyintopoetry
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 19:08:31

    Thank you Granbee for this lovely post!

    It’s good to meet you


    • granbee
      Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:49:19

      Great to meet you as well, “journey” and dog lover! I look forward to some really valuable feedback from you! Enjoying your blog very much. Bless you!

  5. lscotthoughts
    Dec 16, 2011 @ 23:48:13

    My backpack’s ready, checking off my list, all you recommended…awaiting this wonderful journey, Rose~ 🙂

    • granbee
      Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:50:25

      KNEW I could count on you to be well-prepared, Lauren! Just love the privilege of visiting your site and soaking up your lovely verses!

  6. willowdot21
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:07:27

    I cannot wait!!

    • granbee
      Dec 17, 2011 @ 02:52:58

      Me, either,Willow! Life is such a time-warp of spiritual discovery mixed with well-disguised little daily surprises, right?

  7. Caddo Veil
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 09:13:16

    Sorry you feel I’ve neglected you, Lady Granbee. Life gets hectic during any season, but more so during the holidays. I’ve visited you with some regularity–sometimes I just hit the like button or the Stars, if I don’t have time for a comment. And sometimes I feel that I’m just repeating myself at everyone’s blog, rendering my comments almost meaningless. So that’s my story. Wishing you all the best of God’s measureless blessings today, and as you greet the New Year.

    • granbee
      Dec 17, 2011 @ 23:11:39

      Caddo, I NEVER think you are repeating yourself or that your words are meaningless! I value each and every one!. Thanks so much for responding here today. Yes, I woke up before dawn today wondering WHY the “season” always starts running over me–maybe because I volunteer for too much? So I know where you are coming from. I am playing a little catch myself today.

  8. Savy
    Dec 17, 2011 @ 12:52:06

    I am ready to follow….do lead the way

    • granbee
      Dec 17, 2011 @ 23:18:01

      Savy, I am so pleased you are pointing yourself in the direction of “the journey”! I really enjoyed your most recent post and your December SMZ just now. I will be following YOU, as well! Such exciting new horizons, light shining on our paths from unexpected directions.

  9. zumpoems
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 05:28:59

    Great trailer to this upcoming event!

    • granbee
      Dec 18, 2011 @ 05:40:55

      Thank you, Zum! I will be sure to call on you for an endorsement when I get ready to pitch my adult fairy tale book to the movies next year! Your opinion is highly valued! I will be posting the next installment featuring “sortofhumans” within the next 30 min. Any and all feedback from you, oh wonderful poet, is MOST welcome!

  10. totsymae1011
    Dec 18, 2011 @ 21:18:34

    Loved this. It’s warm, wise and poetic prose. Again, I see a storybook tale.

    • granbee
      Dec 20, 2011 @ 05:58:27

      Oh, Tots, I never get enough of you seeing the storybook in these posts! And I am so relieved you experienced this post as “warm”. So glad you found this prose to be poetic, also. See why I need you guys perceptive feedback? Bless you!

  11. Sue Dreamwalker
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 08:39:06

    Oh I so love to come over here grandee and dance with Glee at your posts.. I so love your style of writing and you bring that freshness and that Humour into every post.. I have much to catch up on here.. and I promise to be back, but the hour here in the UK is now past 1am.. and my eyes grow dim, so Do not think I forget.. But Time alas marches on, And the Days fly… I have another busy couple of days before I break up for Christmas.. Many thanks also Granbee for your most welcome comments upon my posts.. I just cannot keep up with you.. You have so much Light! and you not only Shine.. YOU ROCK! 🙂 hehe!!!!…. Be back soon..
    Sue~ Dreamwalker

    • granbee
      Dec 22, 2011 @ 12:54:09

      Sue, I THOUGHT I felt someone dancing behind certain pixels in my computer screen! I ADORE your website, don’t you know. You know, I have always felt that all the stars and their planets rocked and rolled around their galaxies (maybe that is why the universe is expanding more rapidly than previously thought: got to make room for all that jukin’ and jivin’, right?) So if I am going to write in sync with the Light coming my way, I have no choice but to juke it up, right? Keep yo dancin’ shoes ON, girl!

  12. bardessdmdenton
    Dec 25, 2011 @ 05:06:35

    “Now we will be meeting up with some beings who are mostly human, but not entirely, thank goodness.”

    And so for their saving graces…

  13. AngelaMarie
    Jan 04, 2012 @ 11:57:37

    Granbee, this is a gracious and exceptionally beautiful invitation to continue the journey with you and your characters through Advent. There is so much that I love in this, especially, “So grab your walking sticks and a travel pack. Scrub the mists from your eyes, so that you may see clearly what has been inside you always.” Sorry I am only reading now as we close upon Epiphany! I am enjoying your perspectives.

    • granbee
      Jan 04, 2012 @ 15:09:54

      AngelaMarie, you are not late at all. You have dropped in when it was meant for you to drop in! Let us walk forth in peace. Bless you.

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