I am sitting with white lilies these mornings.
I am rising at five o’clock, showering and getting dressed a little earlier than usual, and then sitting for close to an hour with coffee and thoughts.
The great white faces of the flowers are waiting near the leather love seat where I park myself, sometimes prayer book open on my lap.
I turn on the floor lamp, and I read verses from the psalms that can stay with me for the hour:
If you find your delight in the Lord,
he will grant your heart's desire. (Psalm 37)
Summer is approaching.
Photo of Oriental lilies from White Flower Farm