O God, you are my God, I seek you,
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
-Psalm 63:1, NRSV
I sip coffee, dark and smooth with a hint of cinnamon.
The wrens scold me as they carry food to their young the bird box on the front porch.
I lie in the lawn chair and watch clouds form, transform, and disappear.
I stack a smooth river stone to the pile on top of the bridge over Cave Creek.
The river roars in the canyon below. Its sounds lift my spirits, my heart.
I walk to the river at dusk and watch the ouzel hopping from rock to rock, stopping to preening its feathers before roosting for the night.
I smell the cool, earthy moisture by the river and the hot dustiness in the kitchen.
Vivid memories inhabit me. I breath them in with gratitude. In this place, I am surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses.
Drink deep from the present moment. The living, healing Spirit lives here.
8 thoughts on “Drink Deep”
Beth, you express your deepest feelings so eloquently and you never fail to touch my heart. Thank You.
Thank you, my friend. ❤️
It is so easy to think about tomorrow and miss the beauty of today. Thank you for your thoughtful words.
Thank you, Patricia
I’m happy for you to have this time and space. Drink in and breathe in deeply. May it bring much comfort, rest and peace.
Thank you. Blessings
You speak to my soul. Thank you and thanks be to God for putting you in my life.