Wiseman #3: Oh look! these wise ones are on a journey like us! My! they are traveling so quickly!
Wiseman #1: This must be a sign that they know the way.
Wiseman #2: And now that we know what our gifts are and to whom we are bringing them, all we desire now are good directions!
Wiseman #3: Hello Oh Wise and Speedy Ones! We see that you are moving swiftly. Could you stop for just a moment to answer our query?
Spinning Wiseman #1: Oh Dear Me! How I wish we could stop to chat & have a cup of tea, but we just keep circling round and round.
Spinning Wiseman #2: And I am getting so dizzy!
Wiseman #1: Pardon me Your Revolvingness, but are you aware that you are going nowhere fast?
Spinning Wiseman #3: We are very aware! We mistook the light of the candles that keeps this contraption in continual orbit for the Bright Star.
Spinning Wiseman #1: Yes, and now we are stuck moving at breakneck speeds.
Wiseman #2 to #3 & #1: Could this be what the Piano Wise Ones meant when they said to follow the straight paths?
Wiseman #1: Ah, such a brilliant thought #2! These wise men were led astray.
Wiseman #3: And they too mentioned the Star of which the Piano Wise Ones spoke!
Wiseman #2: Oh Orbiting Ones, where can we find the Bright Star that will lead us to the King?
Spinning Wiseman #2: Look for the star of wonder! The star of light! Star with royal beauty bright! Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light!
Wiseman #3: Oh thank you! We must be off!
Wiseman #1: But we are dismayed to have to leave you like this.
Spinning Wiseman #1: Do not worry about us for these candles will eventually burn down and we will continue on our journey, for as a very wise songwriter once said, "Yes, there are two paths you can go by, but in the long run, there's still time to change the road you're on."
quote from Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
Evening Prayer 4.23.17, Second Sunday of Easter
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