A beautiful quiet is laid around the cottage this early pre-dawn time.
I open the curtains and creep back into bed to wait for the light to rise. Watching.
Beyond the steamy panes there’s a glow to the East. Light enough to show me the frost whitening the field. From the other window the dark still sparkles with stars.
These crisp, clear, quiet dawns always put me in mind of Christmas and fill me up with peace. And love.
May your Christmas be as peaceful and sparkly as a starry sky and your new year as hopeful as a clear and promising dawn.