Please save a seat for me
Within the Great Beyond
Where water flows
Its mist upon my hair
Of bamboo leaves
Sway gently to and fro
Would be enough
Or special seats
Just friends and strangers
As part of
Within this low-hung vault
Of heavenly earth’s delights
A Carolina wren broke into song just outside my window as I was writing this. So beautiful! My favorite year-round songbird, no matter how cold it gets.
The last couple of months have been full of pseudo-icy weather. Slippery. Unsettled. Not sure how things would turn out. All set in motion by our great waterbed leak at the end of July.
Things are now back together. Sort of. And the clock still ticks down. All day, every day.
I think we’re invited–even urged–to see heaven on this earth. Today! Looking back through our Longwood photos from last week, I had a little reminder that it’s as simple as showing up and paying attention.
Hoping you have a few heavenly moments today!
© Elouise Renich Fraser, 16 October 2019
Photo taken by DAFraser, 7 October 2019, Longwood Gardens Conservatory