The Last Day of Advent

She began the journey on her own (don’t we all?)

Mary on the concrete bench
Mary on the concrete bench

and knelt in awe of what was to come

Kneeling in expectancy
kneeling in expectancy

before forging on

the responsibility of being chosen
the responsibility of being chosen

only to have Joseph joyfully join her journey

the mantle of companionship
the mantle of companionship

when they were promptly overtaken by the world

Mary and Tall Joseph
Mary and Tall Joseph

and taken to New Orleans

Mary and Tall Joseph ride in a box to New Orleans
Mary and Tall Joseph ride in a box to New Orleans

where they set out again

the New Orleans leg
the New Orleans leg

traveling through the early morning light

dawn travelers
dawn travelers

only to once again get lost in the weeds

the journey is hardest towards the end
the journey is hardest towards the end

before getting back on track

is the worst behind them?
is the worst behind them?

and within shouting distance of the end where it will begin

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TOMORROW: ARRIVAL

* thanks again to Sybil MacBeth and The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany Extremist for this idea—the implementation is my own

and Epiphany Extremist, Celebrating Advent, Christmas, how to celebrate advent, Mary and Joseph on the road to Bethlehem, Mary's journey, Sybil MacBeth, the last day of Advent, The Season of the Nativity, The Season of the Nativity: Confessions and Practices of an Advent, the story of Advent

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