Showing posts from January, 2014

January, Latitude 47

The wind is washing waves over me, moving birds and branches with a jet engine pushhhhhhh...
swaying, not sand,  but sky high sentinels shouting in whispers,  not of water but waves on sullen shores of sky far, far from the summer season a world of blue water away. ~~~~~~~~~ Sharing in community with Laura forPlaydates--mine was outside.

Merchant Eyes

I stroll in  for a 'few' groceries at The Hundred Dollar Store, stopping first for what passes for sustenance  (never shop when you're hungry). The bright-eyed toddler tossed in the air before me while parents wait for pizza, kissed by dad, hugged by mom, slyly smiles, curling into strong shoulders.
I push away, hotdog in hand, heading for lettuce. I notice an earful of languages conversing about everything  from smoked salmon to mangos. The whole world has come to the Produce Section.
I pass the furniture (just beyond Electronics and Clothing) and spy an attentive dad urging his daughter to climb atop the tower of foam mattresses,  princess-and-the-pea-like,to make sure it's "just right."
I wait for careful clerks who gracefully accept an interruption of an interruption of an interruption (mine)to ask, "do you have that little blue book, 'Jesus Calling'?"
They don't, but He is and I hear Him--standing right here-- on the cold, concrete floor, saying, "Ma…