To sit simply
For one sweet hour
All that is
Light of day–
A fine, fine
A reservoir within
Each of us needs
A reservoir within,
Because life doesn’t happen
On an average.
It has its hurricanes
And lovely days.
So also joy.
So also deep despair.
Both poems by Judy Brown, a new-to-me poet and Michigan native, in Simple Gifts.
I will be leaving for Haiti in two weeks. My daughter’s current living situation following the fire will be ending, and she’ll be moving in with us (four days before I leave) until her new digs are ready for her. And the holidays are upon us.
The events of the last week sit heavy with me, and I need some time to process them. My last poetry dare and the essay workshop I just completed through Tweetspeak Poetry have stirred some restlessness in me about what direction I want to go now with my writing.
I need to take some time to sit simply in the midst of the all the busy, in the midst of all the world’s chaos. I need some time to breathe. I need time to fill my reservoir.
So I’ll be taking a blog sabbath for the rest of this year, and this space will be going still for a short season. I will be posting time and again on my Facebook page, so if you haven’t connected there yet, I’d love to catch up with you there.
I’m so grateful for each one of you, and I’m praying blessing upon blessing over you as we enter this season of Thanksgiving and Advent.
Much love in the stillness,
“I recommend to you holy simplicity.” ~Francis de Sales
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