Today is a day to be savored…..it sounds as if the next several days will be similar…. beautiful sunshine, brilliant blue skies, grass freshly painted green from the recents rains, temperatures not too hot, not too cold. Camelot days…..days to savor. Of course, each day is a gift, we know this. Twenty-four wonderful hours to be held gently, to be experienced in all their fullness. But days like today are meant to be enjoyed slowly, with intention, with our eyes…and our hearts…wide open.
The fact that we will be receiving these beautiful days on a holiday weekend seems we are, as some of my friends from the South say, "twice blessed." The beauty of the weather and the extra time to enjoy them. Twice blessed…..what a wonderful statement.
When I was a senior in high school I became spellbound with the poetry of e.e. cummings. I loved his writing and the fact that he wrote using only lower case letters. This was not, however, taken lightly by my English teacher when I began handing in papers following his lead. But it surely must have been a day like this that led E(dward) E(stlin) to have written the following famous words:
i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky, and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday, this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)
how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any-lifted from the no
of all nothing-human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?
(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)
I offer these words to you….perhaps they can be a prayer to begin your morning or end your day. These are days to savor……may we take hungry, thirsty, intentional, grateful bites.
Have a fabulous weekend…………