Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Haiku-A-Day December Challenge #24: Slice of Life Mash-Up: Fog

For the last three years, I've intentionally spent time writing and sharing a Haiku-A-Day for the month of December. The first two years I exchanged a daily Haiku privately with willing friends, mostly through text and email. Last year I wrote and shared each Haiku on my blogThroughout this process, I've discovered that the practice of noticing and reflecting through writing a Haiku grounds me, provides with with a certain kind of peace, assists me with better practicing gratitude, and helps me better navigate this "hurry up" world. This year my goal is the same as last year: to pen and publish a daily Haiku on my blog throughout December. 


Haiku-A-Day December Challenge #24
Slice of Life Mash Up:
Fog

On my drive home tonight, I was surprised to see the city blanketed in fog. There was no fog when I left Christmas Eve service, but a few hours later the sky is dense. Looming. 

Fortunately, Christmas lights strung throughout my community helped me navigate my way through city streets. Although these lights have been up since at least Thanksgiving, I am stunned at how much light Christmas lights emit into darkness. 

As I arrive home, I am reminded why we put up lights during this season. It is a reminder of hope and love for this world. 


Traveling through town./
Fog obscures vision. Twinkle/
lights illuminate.




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4 comments:

  1. A lovely image of lights illuminated through fog w/ the lines Twinkle / Lights illuminate. Merry Christmas.

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  2. That reminder of hope and love, yes ... without it, we are lost. Beautiful metaphor, the Christmas lights helping one navigate the fog (of life). Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  3. Lovely haiku. We all need light in the fog and in the darkness. Love is light. Merry Christmas!

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  4. Such a lovely image of being guided home on Christmas eve. Happy New Year!

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