I’m loving the village we now live in – so enjoying and appreciating the fact that I can walk straight out of the door into the quiet of the countryside – or simply take a short stroll through the village itself.
As in so many places a bench sits in quiet solitude – inviting – almost begging – to be sat upon. I long to sit – would relish that opportunity – that chance to reflect – to feast my eyes upon the creation I see around me – to drink in the quiet – yet – the morning is frosty – icy fingers reach for me – so I pass by – continue on my walk.
Your solitude called out – drew me close – invited me – to pause – to sit awhile – how I longed to do so – yet – sadly I bade you farewell – another time – another day – when the cold is not so stark – meanwhile – I will look around -appreciate all I can -and patiently await a day – that we can enjoy together
Touched by the pull of that solitary seat – I reflect on the solitude so many of us are having to endure during this time – of that deep desire within us – to have someone sit awhile – to join us – share with us.
Much as I had to do – upon seeing that seat – sensing that invitation to sit – yet knowing that to do so would not be wise considering how the intense cold might affect my welfare – I also have to recognize that for now I have to keep my distance – forgo the pleasure of lingering – of sitting in the presence of others.
Yet there is still so much to appreciate – so until then I will walk with patience the path that I am on – always in eager anticipation – knowing that a day will shortly come when we can appreciate so much together.
As this quote by Earnest Hemingway says – “Now is no time to think of what you do not have – think of what you can do with what there is”.
Praying God’s peace and blessing on you all especially during these difficult times – Lois