Advent wreath done
the Sun lit
the first candle


During the Winter months when days are shorter and dusk enters the day much earlier than during the rest of the year, I like very much to enjoy my afternoon coffee by the kitchen window. It overlooks the town of Rijeka, Croatia, the port and the sea all the way to the Mountain of Učka. The same window, yet the vista changes every moment.

On this particular rainy afternoon I was occupied with creating the Advent wreath … My creation was done and I laid it on the window sill. At that moment the sunbeams threaded through the clouds, the reflection from the skyscraper nearby blinding me. The raindrops were gilding my Advent wreath. Quickly I snapped a photo with my mobile. Indeed, the sun has lit the first Advent candle! The moment was memorized…