Turning towards

The last day of the year in the Christian calendar. Advent starts this evening

How many nights must it take
one such as me to learn
that we aren’t, after all, made
from that bird that flies out of its ashes,
that for us
as we go up in flames, our one work
is to open ourselves
, to be
the flames?

Galway Kinnell, Another Night in the Ruins

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