Away for a few days…
Sweet times with loved ones, blessedly spending more time being with than doing with, finding some much needed white space and slow-down, I loved it so much I slowed down to Stop!
They go to the park, because the yard behind their house is too small for play, too sloped to do much even if it covered more ground.
They go to the park and they fly a kite or befriend some stranger’s dog or walk all around and look at things or make new friends and play tag or sit on a bench and talk. And if it’s a park that has picnic tables, they sometimes take lunch and eat there, too.
Me? I go park myself on my own bench in my own yard and look up between trees to see amber and bronze and deep red happening all around, blazing bright against deep blue, to watch gold shower down, sprinkling the air with fragments of light as they flutter earthbound.
Then it starts to rain real wetness and I park myself on my porch and watch the show from there.
Does it matter if the bench is public, or private, or non-existent, with the leaf-strewn ground providing the lounging place? It all belongs to God, it’s all His great big park, and we’re all invited to enjoy.
So, this weekend… let’s all take the time just to enjoy!