I’d like to live in sunshine
I’d need some shade
Maybe water in the distance
Perhaps a chair and a small table
While I’m ordering
I shouldn’t forget the breeze
That would be an easy place
Oh, all the time
My situation next
To a tall tree
From which, you know,
All the shade has come
Did you get that, angels?
I know you have important work
Are you ever on a break?
Maybe between assignments, you could
Swing (should I say wing?) my way
Toward what really are
Even though they’d make a world
So I’ll need more chairs
C L Couch
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reminds me of the character of the seraphim in Madeleine L’Engle’s Time Quartet
July 27, 2020 at 7:52 pm
July 27, 2020 at 9:12 pm
I’m glad you think so! A chair for you and anyone you bring.
July 27, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Fabulous word artistry and imagery!! *Pulling up a chair* 🤩😇🤩
July 29, 2020 at 8:22 pm
Thank you so much for expressing your response the way you are! By all means, please pull up a chair and sit.
July 27, 2020 at 11:17 pm
What a lovely, thoughtful, and nourishing series of posts. I have been carefully reading each one and found myself slowly and with great appreciation absorbing the kind and gentle insights each entry holds. Really, lovely, with such reverence for life itself in its authentic form, from the heart.
July 28, 2020 at 8:44 pm
I’m not sure what to say. Your is a beautiful appraisal. I’m happy for your careful reading and, naturally enough, for your assessment, overall. I do believe that for all the problems, life is what we have and it is precious. Life is blessed in its making, and we should try to bless it as well. Thank you!
July 28, 2020 at 4:30 pm
I imagined sitting on a restaurant patio by a lake, with a drink in my hand, while reading this, Christopher. Summers are so short, gone before we know it. Small unexpected miracles are the way to go, Christopher, I always appreciate them. Loved the Angel interplay.
July 29, 2020 at 8:26 pm
Hey, Len. By a lake where we could order drinks sounds grand. You’re right, the time for easy, pleasant outdoor activity goes by quickly. And, yes, small miracles (in any season) are the ones to prize. I’m happy you like the angel-talk. What do we know of angels but that they are there? And the Biblical precedents.
July 28, 2020 at 5:52 pm
I’d definitely like that too. This was a beautiful read
July 29, 2020 at 8:27 pm
I’m so pleased you think so! I’m enjoying your work, too.