lenten journal: respite

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I had a day of rest today, thus, today’s word.

respite

it’s the streetside café
that pulls you out
of the crush of people
filling the sidewalk;

it’s the bench in the park
where you can sit
unnoticed with the
disquieting revelation

that the world can
go on without you,
yet expects you will
be back before long;

it’s the first inch of
day lilies pushing to
the light, after taking
the winter off.

Peace,
Milton

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Beautiful thoughts
    Thanks for sharing. We get so busy that we forget that rest and respite is an important element of living fully.

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  2. This came at the end of a string of overcommitted days and a car breakdown. I took the day off today to let it sink in that the world will continue on without me being there every second. I’m a retired 73 year old and should have better sense. Thank you

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