This is the first of probably two hundred pictures of our Christmas tree that I will put up. we decorated it with seashells from the beach here. I love it. Ok, here’s another one.

Also, tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent. I believe that means it’s the first day in the liturgical calendar? The official start of the Christian year? I want to fast during Advent from something– something like television shows. I want to be less distracted by things of little worth. Kierkegaard’s epigraph in Sickness Unto Death:

Lord, give us weak eyes

for things of little worth,

and eyes clear-sighted

in all of your truth.