An Email Exchange Between My Favorite (not-Actually-Related) Aunt and I

“Are you experiencing the joy of this season, remembering Jesus’ birth?”

“I wouldn’t call it joy, but I have had some fleeting happiness and a lot of creative output this season. Another Advent focused on waiting, except the things I am waiting for won’t be birthed on Christmas. On cold nights in dirty places under inauspicious circumstances, yes. But not by this weekend.

“How’s that for vague?”

“Vague??? There must be a better word!”