Friday, June 12, 2009

Thought for the weekend

I'm off to the Cape - rain and all this weekend.

Praise What Comes

surprising as unplanned kisses, all you haven't deserved
of days and solitude, your body's immoderate good health
that lets you work in many kinds of weather. Praise

talk with just about anyone. And quiet intervals, books
that are your food and your hunger; nightfall and walks
before sleep. Praising these for practice, perhaps

you will come at last to praise grief and the wrongs
you never intended. At the end there may be no answers
and only a few very simple questions: did I love,

finish my task in the world? Learn at least one
of the many names of God? At the intersections,
the boundaries where one life began and another

ended, the jumping-off places between fear and
possibility, at the ragged edges of pain,
did I catch the smallest glimpse of the holy?

~ Jeanne Lohmann ~

(The Light of Invisible Bodies)


Annie said...

Have a wonderful weekend! Safe Travels...

Trekcapri said...

Hi Flygirl, great thought for the weekend! Have fun!

girasoli said...

Have a fabulous weekend. Hope the wheather clears up for you. Been really hot here. Record temps here - 92 again today.