Summer is turning blooms brittle, the beauty fading and soon, Autumn will scatter all about the fullness of planted and grown, the seeds made complete.
Every day has been a day closer to surrender of my dream, the seed planted I know for sure in the soil of my soul.
Until I remembered what I’d written, a very long time ago, a note in the back of a book.
A declaration on the back page, why out of nowhere I remembered, no clue.
I was quiet, must have been the getting quiet, finally.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life…I Thessalonians 4:11
And the idea that’s pending completion had not been thought of back then, not at all.
I’ve circled ’round and ’round asking how, what, when to begin and keep going and what direction to take.
Blamed it on time, less than the best of computers and distractions welcome and otherwise.
Circling around chasing my tail, looking behind not ahead nor even now.
But, last night I decided it will be letters, the chapters I write, a manuscript made book by letters.
Because I thought of it and breathed an all alone and audible, “oh, yes, yes”.
And I decided they’ll be brave and true, the chapters.
But, not too, too hard to read.
And I’ll know this because if I can hardly handle the words that tell my story, it will surely be misery, laborious for another to read.
Yes, I’ve decided that and feel quite “writerly” in the decision.
I will write, honorable and honoring tributes to the ones I’ve called the “colors of my Bible”, women who loved me, still do.
I’d been so critical, calling myself lazy, a failure and then last night, driving home towards orange horizon, remembered the note in the back of a book I read every single morning.
If I could write a letter to them, the ones who remember, it would be about how God has changed me, saved, me kept me. I’d want them all to know and that would be my book. Me 8/1/13
And almost two years ago this idea I call my “treasure” began with a letter.
Surely, I believe it should continue just the same.
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