Monday, March 19, 2012

Tired


I am tired as I write sitting on the second level of the Caltrain, looking out the misty window into the San Francisco rain after work. Ah, I am tired. Not in the disgruntled way, the annoyed way or even the apathetic one. I am tired in the content way, more mentally than physically. Tired on the inside from the gentle fatigue that doesn’t leave you spent or empty or dry. It encompasses slowly, like the nurturing nanny, allaying fears of stagnation or laziness. It hushes all inner voices, murmuring a job well done, a relaxing moment well deserved, a life worth living. You yawn as if to channel her whispers into your core. Your eyes weigh heavily in response to her soft stroking. And you thank her with your steady breathing—the eternal symbol of life.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gratitude

I'm grateful for the moments with no name; the many fleeting glimpses into the eternal--the sun rays blanketing the hills as we lounge on the straw-like grass mid-afternoon, spewing witty remarks or puns, uttering the stupid phrase. I'm grateful for the laughter that erupts. The silence that binds. The insights that shape us. There's no one thing in particular, just the continual affirmation of beauty and truth--the perpetual declaration of something greater. Sometimes, it's glimpsed in solitude. More often it's found in or with the other. Friendship: those that reveal sacramentality in the daily; those that introduce the divine into our world; those that shout "we're on this journey, too!" without ever parting their lips.

And when they do, it's beautiful.