A Knight’s Carol,
An Old Church,
A Silent Night.
It’s an amass of subjects for a blog post.
And, if you’ve happened to come across this and began reading you
ask how or why I’d make these subjects relate.
Well , I’m writing it , so I’ll give my best reason in a short
Last Friday I had to take my car, actually an old jeep
to a auto-mechanic for inspection.
I waited for it to be checked and ventured a walk to a
nearby coffee shop, aka , the Sheetz coffee bar. …
and drank the coffee waiting outside , appreciating the
unseasonable warm weather.
Upon a hill, across from where I stood was the historical “whiskey
point”, and across from that, a R.C Church
that is now ” closed”.
It was maybe the unseasonable warm weather , that gave a
historical spirit of mind,
and caused me to see it somewhat different -,
Today it was an visage that could “paint” well
on a canvas filled of the old castles
of Ireland, Scotland, or Early England.
I noticed The Cross at the top of the “A” frame building was a Celtic style
Perhaps that,…. was what I’d never took
notice of before.
and it set a light to my imagination.
The thought fragments of Knights and Arthurian
legends passed through my mind.
Would someone far away, centuries ago taken refuge inside a chapel , not unlike
I imagined the bell tower behind it being a watch tower for
or Knights traveling looking for candle light passing through windows and finding
the stained glass Cross built into the top
above the chapels’ arched entrance
Upon arrival , relieved from battlefatigue ,
hearing the book of hours chanted
and grateful for a night’s lodging.
And community that visited….
Or did they move on, avoiding feudal s that were ever present then, hearing chant
from far off in a grotto taken for shelter?
… awaiting battle again with salt
and oil for a self anointing before a
Did they so long ago sense the solemn peace in
the symbols of Mother and Child
Heaven and Earth , Family and Friend, and the serenity
of a Silent Night?
And did my imagination have verisimilitude of a time so long ago…
And then … I thought surprising myself. .. do we find those
So I Hope …
for The New and Every
Mother and Child ,
Family and Friend,
the Serenity of a