Jan Richardson writes about advent being "cave time" in one of her brilliantly illustrated books.
I feel like I am in a cave, somewhat....not really gestating anything, though...but more just waiting in the dark for some kind of light to flicker, or an ember to glow so that I can be more illumined, enlightened. Cave time is good,I suppose, but in this dormant stage I don't feel all that creative... or energized. I suppose that's because I am in the cave...and all I need to do is be here for awhile. just breathe, give in to the cave time and let it speak to me... rather than me trying to control it or make is something that it isn't.
Visit me, O Holy One... I wait for your coming in the shadows. Amen.