8 comments on “Celebration

  1. That’s also a great way of celebrating the morning.

  2. That would indeed be very celebratory!

  3. E A M Harris says:

    Captures both the continuity of ‘the same old story’ in monastic life and also the uniqueness of each day as the hymns vary. Love it.

  4. Maggie Grace says:

    I’d need drugs to wake up to hear them. Easier to stay awake until 3 am. Nice haiku.

  5. Cathy Tenzo says:

    So very true. I did a number of long Zen meditation silent retreats. We were up by 3:45 a.m. chanting. As I am a night person I found that part brutal.

  6. WabiSabi says:

    Monks have Lauds, mothers (of newborns) have 3am feedings. Praise the Lord!

    • Fathers of adopted newborns also have 3 a.m. feedings. My wife simply couldn’t drag out of bed at that hour for our newly-arrived-from-Korea son, so guess who fed the baby?

      • WabiSabi says:

        I fell in love with both of my sons-in-law(is that right? English grammar rules are falling out of my head faster than ever) after my daughters gave birth and I learned how they shared the ‘middle-of-the-night’ tour of duty! How wonderful to know that my children(and grandchildren) are cared for in this way. So you are correct, I should have said ‘parents’ of newborns!

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