The only option as I see it, is this delicate weaving of action and celebration, of intention and expectation. Let’s act, read, protest, protect, picket, learn, advocate for, fight against, but let’s be careful that in the midst of all that accomplishing and organizing, we don’t bulldoze over a world that’s teeming with beauty and hope and redemption all around us and in the meantime. Before the wars are over, before the cures are found, before the wrongs are righted, Today, humble Today, presents itself to us with all the ceremony and bling of a glittering diamond ring. “Wear me, ” it says, “Wear me out. Love me, dive into me, discover me,” it pleads with us.
(~from Shauna Niequist’s “Cold Tangerines”)
Our getaway was a delightful weekend of sunshine and sleep and sand and books and meeting new people and reminiscing and sharing and togetherness. A glittering today. But getting away wasn’t what made it beautiful. It was being together. It was how each day was “today”.
And today is today, too. Even though it’s full of laundry and mopping and sweeping and weeding and cooking. It’s also full of reading and sunshine and water games and shopping and snuggling and life.
It’s a glittering today that wants to be worn out. It’s a day of being together. It is today.
Each summer night we fall into our beds exhausted and sleep later in the mornings and we wake and are together. We work hard and we play hard, and I simply adore it!
I don’t know how much of us you’ll be seeing on this ol’ blog this summer. We’ll be busy loving, diving into and discovering sparkling todays.
It will be todays full–very full–of us (as every day is).
And that means my heart will be very, very full, too.