Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Winter equinox blues...
The temperature gauge claims it has climbed to the great height of around 6 degrees Celsius (42.8F, shudder), but courtesy of freezing winds, the 'apparent temperature' was negative until mid-morning, and is now sitting at 0.5 degrees. Wonderful!
Let's just say that this is not my favourite time of year (hmm, maybe I should join Joshua's Dormitionists and sleep the winter away in holy somnulence...).
In any case, in honour of the day, I offer my favourite Christmas Carol, which unfortunately never seems terribly appropriate at the correct time of the year in Oz (mind you visions of all that snow probably don't fit Bethlehem itself too well either, unless things were a lot colder back then)!
And if you would, say a prayer for a friend of mind who has just undergone an agioplasty following a heart attack and is stuck in hospital for an extra day or two due to heart pains after the op (and faces further surgery next week) - and for bloggers Hilary White and Fr Hugh OSB who haven't posted for quite a while...
You might also remember all those celebrating the feast of St Thomas More today (yes, I know its Ordinary Form not EF, but I'm not above celebrating great saints' days as many times as possible!), and ask his intercession.
PS For those waiting, I will get around to finishing my Scripture series soon, promise!