• lenten journal: notes from the road

    by  • April 13, 2019 • lenten journal, poetry • 2 Comments

    notes from the road

    we drove through a fog this morning so thick
    we couldn’t see New Haven from the highway
    though we could see the road in front of us
    at least far enough to keep moving on

    hold that thought

    The particles of light in sky and sea that
    look blue on the horizon is light that got lost
    and never makes it all the way from the sun
    leaving us with the color of longing

    one more thing

    small theories are what we use to explain
    ourselves to ourselves—how we make
    sense of where we come from and who
    we think we are but nothing explains it all

    and this–

    this week I learned about an event horizon
    which is another phrase for point of no return
    in black-hole-speak but it took me to the
    fog, the blue, and my small theories . . .

    there’s just so much



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    2 Responses to lenten journal: notes from the road

    1. Bruce Lauterwasser
      April 14, 2019 at 1:23 pm

      I love the last line. What a perfect description of God’s beautiful creation.

    2. April 14, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      This. Is. Perfect. For me, today. It’s perfect. Thank you.

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