Friday, December 16, 2016

Advent: Gladness

Gladness is one of the times that it really is the destination and not the journey. Gladness it what we feel after a long wait, after a hard slog, and after good effort.

It's like fermentation. I really don't care about the lactobacillus-and-yeast culture, except as a means. I'll wait it out, because the wait is worth it, but what I'm after is the alcohol, whether it's in the wine, the beer or the bread.

There are other things to do while the yeast performs its holy work, to feed the culture, to build the right flavor, and to prepare the right storage for the final stretch, but once all the work is done, and the waiting has finished, then the party can begin.

And we can be glad.

Copyright © 2016 by David Learn. Used with permission.

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