Friday, May 23, 2008

Sudden Comfort

The windows are open in the house.

The sunlight of a breezy May evening tosses branch- and leaf-shaped shadows across the books along my shelves.

No matter what concerns exercised my heart and mind this week, a great beautiful day has arisen in these last few hours.

The decision to postpone dinner until I had sat with the day, its quiet and the bold Lord of its hopes was taken at first, I confess, hesitantly.

I have these words, though, now and I offer them for what they say of sudden comfort and surprise.

4 comments:

Ur-spo said...

that was lovely.
i wish more people would stop things to 'be' when there is wonder around them.

MperiodPress said...

Donald,

One of my favorites...

When I enter my house, I shall find rest with Wisdom, for companionship with her has no bitterness... (WIS 8:16).

Made me think of you...especially after this.

be well in your wonder, friend. love...

Bear Me Out said...

easy yoke, light burden, rest for our souls.

Shalom & Cheers

Donald said...

How good of the three of you to respond in your distinctive ways to this little post from last Friday!

Yes, it is all about wonder and rest and cheer. Thank each of you for knowing what those things are and why we all long for them, even on late Friday afternoons in May.