the blessing of today
the blessing of today

the blessing of today

What We Need Is Here

Geese appear high over us,

pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,

as in love or sleep, holds

them to their way, clear

in the ancient faith: what we need

the blessing of today

is here. And we pray, not

for new earth or heaven, but to be

quiet in heart, and in eye,

clear. What we need is here.

~Wendell Berry
This morning, as I drove home from dropping my daughter at school, I witnessed a flock of geese migrating back to their homeland.  “Why so late,” I wondered as an early Spring had invited most flocks home back in March.
Blue sky framed their instinctive V, sun peered through smoky mountains.  It was no longer “Monday,” for in that moment I was blessed with the gift of today.

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