Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Eddying Thoughts Tumbled Out on a Tuesday

Anuna’s mellifluous harmonies waft about the room. My diminutive blue willow teapot steeps with just enough tea for me. My devotional moments drift into prayers of the deepest nature reaching the depthless font. All stresses fade, all tensions melt . . . for just a brief moment I rest in complete peace. I am home.

My mountain-top moment begins to fade, even as I weep for it to stay. Phones jangle, appointments demand, dust settles . . . my feet touch earth with a thud.

I shy away from the computer, knowing that tidying tasks and planning details should devour these productive morning hours. Absently I pick up pen and journal and fall into another stream, swirling down a spout of tumbling thoughts and gushing feelings – a waterfall pouring forth from these moments set aside from the routine.

I came here to my little cozy spot on the web to share something . . . but the basket I carried here stands somehow strangely empty. Did it spill out? Did I fail to gather anything?

Maybe it is enough to simply say, “Hi” without a carefully orchestrated message or diligently uploaded pics. Maybe I can simply rest and fill teacups with friendly invite to send a simple “Hello” back my way.

Of late, my life has been sloshing high and low on waves of lurching activity outside the normal confines of cottage and gardens (and will continue to do so as we prepare for a trip to Disneyworld from the 14th through the 22nd), but for just this little moment I sit peacefully in my favorite cozy chair and gaze out at the brilliant foliage garlanding the gardens even as the roses blossom and bud relentlessly.

I sigh . . . I smile . . . I count the gifts of a gentle life.

I thank Him.

Though the headlines bombard me with fearsome predictions and dire assessments, though advertisers attempt to shift my thinking away from simple living in favor of indebted complexities, though accepted practices crowd life with superfluous events, I linger in this moment of complete satisfaction – knowing His grace nourishes me sufficiently unto abundance. I thank Him for infusing me with so many gifts, seen and unseen, appreciated and challenging, popular or unusual . . . still and all, I thank Him.

Dancing off to a-typical drumbeats, I think of Madeleine L’Engle’s words from Walking on Water: Reflections on faith and art:

Often we forget that he has a special gift for each of us, because we tend to weigh and measure such gifts with the coin of the world’s marketplace. The widow’s mite was worth more than all the rich men’s gold because it represented the focus of her life. Her poverty was rich because all she had belonged to the living Lord. (p. 26)

She adds the thoughts of Emmanuel, Cardinal Suhard:

To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one’s life would not make sense if God did not exist.

How aptly these words sum up my little life in this little town in such a little speck of time and yet how BIG it all feels when I awake each morning. Each decision, thought, and movement sparks a reaction somewhere, somehow, some way. May my mysterious ramblings and curious dances bring glory to God, I pray.

And now I have babbled on long enough and have yet to remember exactly why I decided to open up this window and jot down something to share . . .

Still and all, I have come to say “Hi” and for today I hope that be enough.

Happy Tuesday, my sweet friends.

: D


FancyHorse said...

Happy Tuesday to you, too! May you be blessed with peace and rest and joy! In the Lord!

Tricia said...

I am glad you stopped to say hello. Odd as it sounds, since we have never met, suring your busy-ness and my illness, I have missed you dear friend. I am definitely glad you stopped just to say hello today. God bless. :)

Linda said...

You have the nicest, most prolific way of saying "Hi!"

Karen Deborah said...

hello is good...you never do know where you are going once you walk out your door Bilbo! Taking tea with friends is a lovely way to spend a bit of time.

farmlady said...

It is always "enough" when it's from the heart....

Laura ~Peach~ said...

happy Wednesday and hello :)

Kelley said...

~*Good Morning*~
Thinking of you this morning!
Sorry I have been quiet but have had a bug and trying to keep up with everything!
Wishing you a day chock full of joy! ♥

sukipoet said...

certainly it is more than enough to say hi with no other motive behind it but to share your present moment with us. I adore your little teapot. Do have a lovely time at Disney.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I've found it is those solitary tea times that are the sweetest when we are in the middle of a busy season.

Speaking of which, it is time to put the kettle on here at home. :)

Lana said...

As Linda says,you have such a wonderful way of saying "Hi". The turmoil of the times can be very disheartening, however, we know that God is in control and can bring peace to our hearts and lives. Have a wonderful day.

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

I am so happy to say hi back to you this morning. I too, have just a bit of time to sit and read and catch up with my friends. I love seeing what everybody is doing in their own little world, so far away from where I am. Have a wonderful day!

Werna Gail said...

I truly enjoy reading your "ramblings" as you call it. I'd say you pack a lot into a hello
Hope you have a blessed and safe time at Disney. I have been keeping myself busy with an art journal, altered book, fun thing to do.Stop by when you get time.

scrappy quilter said...

What a beautiful way to say "hi". I love reading your words...so wonderfully written. Hugs..