Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has marked the first day of Advent by sharing an excerpt from the first Outlander novel, which was released in 1991.

Posting to social media she wrote: “TODAY is the First Sunday of Advent. The sun goes down before 6 PM and the beastly mosquitoes (yes, they’re God’s children, too, but still…) are gone at last. Winter is coming, and the world begins to turn in, away from the noise and bustle of Thanksgiving, toward a blessed silence. Silence?

“You exclaim…how can anyone find silence these days? Christmas is coming! Haste, bustle, worry, travel, stress…! But Silence is part of you. It’s always there, whether you listen or not. This short time, between the heat and the cold, gives us the chance to sit quietly—for two minutes, five, ten—for the time it takes to say a prayer, or only to feel the quiet song of your own heart.

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has marked the first day of Advent by sharing an excerpt from the first Outlander novel, which was released in 1991.

Posting to social media she wrote: “TODAY is the First Sunday of Advent. The sun goes down before 6 PM and the beastly mosquitoes (yes, they’re God’s children, too, but still…) are gone at last. Winter is coming, and the world begins to turn in, away from the noise and bustle of Thanksgiving, toward a blessed silence. Silence?

“You exclaim…how can anyone find silence these days? Christmas is coming! Haste, bustle, worry, travel, stress…! But Silence is part of you. It’s always there, whether you listen or not. This short time, between the heat and the cold, gives us the chance to sit quietly—for two minutes, five, ten—for the time it takes to say a prayer, or only to feel the quiet song of your own heart.

With another adding: “Beautiful advent passage Diana. My heart was longing for silence today after a hectic holiday so I took a walk late this afternoon and snapped this shot.”

A third added: “When times have been hard I so often thought of this scene. I’m not catholic but that doesn’t matter. It’s the peacefulness of Claire just sitting there: being. I have tried to adapt that and create my own “eye of the storm” where I can find some peace when it’s needed.”

And a fourth said: “Thank you for writing this beautiful passage. When I first read this years ago, it ignited a spark in me to explore and deepen my Catholic faith. I have not stopped, God speaks to us in many ways. Praying for you an your family.”

Diana Gabaldon is currently writing the tenth book of the Outlander saga.

Book 10 (as yet untitled) will follow Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, the ninth major novel featuring the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser.

Source: scottishdailyexpress.co.

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