Wet and Mild

The morning is newish. It’s 7:30, daylight saving time. Temperatures are mild.

Indoors the doings are swathed in a gray punctuated by electric light.

Work continues as usual. There is comfort in that enterprise.

It will be a long and busy day. Fresh Guatemalan coffee beans, crushed in the blender, fill the air with the promise of a comforting energy boost, maybe an aid for clearing out mind sludge. Later, the ride out to the college, more stitching, a trip to the post office and this evening a raretreat, a visit to a friend.

It’s a monastic life we have grown here near the river for the sake of art and peace. The calm makes the work possible. It’s time to be very grateful that we can be so still while in another kind of motion.

My prayer today — bring the light, sooth the suffering of others, lift the veil of ignorance from our eyes, let all souls rise.

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2 Responses to “Wet and Mild”

  1. I like your prayer and the calm serenity you depict. Monasticism has its benefits, but I am glad you got to have a visit with a friend as well.

    • Yes, Bekaboo, I have to watch out for cabin fever. We have had so much rain this year I’m feeling like I’m back in Seattle where my kids were born. So gray. How’s the weather down south?

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