I was talking with someone about when we will be able to do things again. As in, freely go places, have conversations, be excited to mingle without reservation.
Maybe meet new people in crowded social settings, excitement buzzing spaces filled with possibility.
We are all tired I decided the other day. We are tired and we’re humble. We’re less inclined to invite debate, we aren’t so keen on giving our opinions on the mask or not mask.
At least I’m not.
Some of us are. Walking helps. Telling our truth invites comfort.
Music or not. Music that reminds of the faithfulness of God or no song at all other than the feather flap together of a bird colored blue taking off.
Walking helps, the stride, wide and determined, a remedy.
This evening, I opened my palm toward the sky and I repeated a prayer, not like a beggar or to remind God what I’d said.
No, to remind myself. You prayed this. God heard.
The clouds looked like fresh whipped cream intermittently added to a trifle bowl.
I thought of my mama, the desserts she was known for.
Thin layered chocolate cake, red velvet and pound and her strawberry trifle.
I smiled. The clouds like homemade real whipped cream from heavy and sugar.
I felt lighter.
I walked on home.
God saw me, He knows.
My prayers for the ones I love are in heaven and I am here looking upward.
I am waiting.
Waiting for a time we’ll be joyful over one thing or another again.
A sky so splendid, most every single day, Lord, I promise I won’t waste it.
I’ll accept it as evidence, open my hand towards heaven to welcome it, welcome you and count on your promise as truth.
Continue and believe.