walter brueggemann suggests that prophets know what time it is. at christmas jen's parents invited all the family to make a decoration/bauble for the tree. this was mine - i was still obsessed with and in many ways still am captivated by the phrase from occupy - another world is possible.
i thought it was entirely appropriate for advent and had visions of a whole tree decorated like this - maybe next year?! but i definitely managed to confuse my mother in law and at least half the family even after an explanation of advent and what it might be about (to be fair i got half way through my explanation before a few people glazed over and i gave up).
right next year back to fluff and tinsel!