Awhile back, some folks got a little upset with me when I said that one of the least comforting things you might say to someone who has just lost a loved one is, "I can't imagine."
And now I find that I could not have imagined anything as difficult as this Advent.
I can't describe it, not in a public forum. Maybe in another year I will have found words suitable for general consumption. Maybe.
For now, I'm putting some music up on the Advent blog. Not that it helps.