This past week, I’ve been thinking about the wonderful word epiphany. In the Christian tradition, January 6, Epiphany, also known as Twelfth Night, symbolizes the arrival of the Three Kings or Magi to see the Christ Child in Bethlehem. This event symbolizes the Child being revealed to the World. In some countries, like Spain, that don’t have our Santa Claus tradition–although I think our Santa may have a world-wide following–it’s on January 6th that children receive presents.
My daughter, Libby Martinez, who spent a few years in Madrid with her husband, recently told me that many children in Madrid visit three kings sitting in front of a large department store. The braiding of traditions and commercialism.
Back to the word epiphany, a word I love and think of as a flash of insight.
Wishing you helpful and happy epiphanies in 2021.
I was honored to receive a hand-made card (below) from New Mexico Native American artist Nora Naranjo Morse. I want to share her wise words:
A New Year.
Another chance to Become.
What colors and symbols enrich your life as we end 2020, a challenging year?