Monday, November 16, 2015
hope is the thing....
Nike has saved my running "career" more than once with their slogan, Just Do It!Today, I so wanted to lay around and not exercise but instead I got in the car, went to the park and did loops on the track.This weather is just perfect for running and after I did several laps, I walked my cool down.In the back of my mind, I wondered what I would find strewn in the park grass by careless hands.I wandered through the picnic tables and was slightly disappointed not to find some pencils, pennies or pearls but oh, with patience, what I found was so much better.
What child dropped the dime while running with his bag of chips and who else noticed this muted red leaf?And then, when I thought this was enough, an orange and brown spotted fritillary butterfly landed on my shoe and stayed for awhile.Did that small creature know how much I needed a visit, with the world exploding?.
These small things brought my mind to poetry.Perhaps it was just a straight line from the lovely poem a friend shared today about the mighty Hudson River.Did this start the flow in my soul or was it the picture of autumn on the Flint that I posted this morning.Whatever led my thoughts to the beautiful, I nod in gratitude.
"The world is charged with the grandeur of God......
because the Holy Ghost over the bent world
broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings."
Gerard Manley Hopkins
"Hope is the thing with feathers-
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without words-
And never stops- at all-"