Hope Awaits and Abides
“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one odd and precious life you have been issued. Whether you’re going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over people and circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” – Anne Lamott
Wander off path today.
The well-worn one of opinion, judgment, comparison, rightness, cynicism.
Into solemn new territory beyond the echo of old thoughts, assumptions and expectations.
Wide open unfamiliar spaces filled with fresh air, warm sun, a slowing of time.
To be renewed, refreshed, filled up again.
Taste, enjoy, take in the ever-present beauty.
The world will still be there to fix when you return from a short respite.
Perhaps you’ll notice hope awaiting to guide your next steps.
“When hope is not pinned wriggling onto a shiny image or expectation, it sometimes floats forth and opens.” – Anne Lamott