Creation is work, and I have been working hard this week creating more of the business end of things and less of the play. I wanted a day off. Today, I baked cookies.
“By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.”
I always wondered about this, if God was all powerful, Why would he need a day of rest? I discovered that the Hebrew word is closer to ceased rather than rest. I let all that other work cease and I baked some wheat free oatmeal Scotties.
We are putting up our Christmas tree today, and that is always a time to reflect over creations from the years. I have the small clay Christmas tree that I made in Kindergarten, the Candy Cane horse that my Godmother made me. Most of my most cherished Christmas things were made for me. In today’s modern times, the hustle and bustle of getting ready for the season of extravagant giving and spending, the emphasis is on doing more, buying more, being the best and brightest. (take a drive around my neighbor hood at night if you think it isn’t about being the best and the brightest) And winning. I had someone show the the Zuzu pet they bought at way over price as a “I won Christmas”. I hope that his daughter loves that toy, but somehow it seems to miss the point. This day of rest, creating cookies and memories has me ready for the new week.
Other than the business stuff, I can’t really show pictures of what I am making, because that would ruin the surprise. There has been one collage that keeps demanding that I work on it . I was clearing the counter when I found a string of paper people that had been torn out of a cast off piece of paper. I asked my daughter if I could have it for my collage, as it just seemed like it belonged there. I will add a picture as soon as the glue dries.