Things of My Life
April 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
Spring has come late to my corner of the Northwest. The tulips are waiting for frost-free mornings to fully open. Rain upon rain and more rain has encouraged so many shades of green that verdant doesn’t begin to describe them. There are signs that once again the season has truly changed, that once again we will see sun.
- My favorite iridescent-orange-crowned hummingbird is back fighting for space at the deck feeder.
- Pink and green buds on the Japanese maple and the espaliered apple trees whose linking arms form a natural fence.
- Doves and squirrels feeding together under the hanging birdfeeder where the songbirds discard their castoffs.
- My dachshunds ever watchful for the three wild turkey hens foraging in the yard. A half-hearted chase ensues before laziness overcomes them and they retreat to the porch.
- The music and tradition of Easter … Resurrection Day … A high, piercing and achingly beautiful live soprano duet of G. Faure and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu.”
- A Down Syndrome adult teaching a congregation to sign the words as his parents sing, “Beautiful, beautiful/ Jesus is beautiful/ And Jesus makes beautiful things of my life. Carefully touching me/causing my eyes to see/ Jesus makes beautiful things of my life” (Dennis Cleveland).
I agree. “Jesus makes beautiful all things of my life.”
Not seeing it? Wait. Open your eyes for the next opening bud, the next baby’s drooling smile, the next kind word. There it is. Beautiful.
ⓒ Inger Logelin 2012