Dec 212019
 

Today we have the antiphon O Oriens

LATIN: O Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol iustitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris et umbra mortis.

ENGLISH: O dawn of the east, brightness of light eternal, and sun of justice: come, and enlighten those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death.

Oriens is a complex Latin word. It can be translated as “dawn” or, sometimes, “daystar”.  The latter is more poetic.

Dawn or the daystar calls for breakfast, but I am not a fan of “breakfast” food. I don’t usually eat breakfast anyway, and when I do, I eat whatever I want – curry, strawberries, apple crumble, roast beef . . .  In Asia, breakfast food is simply food: rice, noodles, dumplings . . .whatever. Much more my speed.  I do like breakfast burritos (a modern invention, popular in New Mexico), and came across this twist which appeals.  Make a full English, but serve flour tortillas with it, and wrap the ingredients in the tortilla.  Rebellious magic I’d say.

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