sunday service 10.1.17

by | Oct 1, 2017

Here we are – October. And rain is falling in the darkness before the sun comes around on this day.

I set off on a new adventure with some friends today, a kind of photo challenge or maybe a better term is ‘moment hunting’. Each week, I offer up a tiny writing prompt as well. This week: It’s in the small things.

Yes, indeed. It’s in the bud that decided to bloom before it’s too late.

It’s in the meeting of the eyes, the quick smile, between strangers in the supermarket.

It’s in the tiny slivers of grass caught in my shoe after taking a shortcut through the park.

It’s in the pinch of sweet relish my dad adds to a chicken salad sandwich.

It’s in the way the rain drips from the gutter at 93 bpm.

It’s in the way a pot of chili on the stove makes the whole house smell like an autumn Sunday.

It’s in those last two words of a poem read aloud. It’s in the silly little photograph I forgot I took. It’s in the way Debussy interrupts Indigo Girls and Foo Fighters on my playlist.

It’s in the leaf mid-air, the sunbeam sneaking in between the window shades, the little girl singing and spinning in her front yard across the street.

It’s in the first sip of coffee and the last piece of chocolate. It’s in reds and yellows, sweet and tart, earth and smoke. It rides in on the chill and waits in the sheepskin slippers mom gave me last Christmas.

#sundayservice #smallthings #28FramesOfMind


Copyright Cynthia Berg 2017

YOUR TURN

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