Sunday, April 5, 2015

Love's Frayed Tether (#SmallWonder Link-Up)


This week it's my great joy to welcome a guest post by fellow #SmallWonder host Amber Cadenas.  Amber blogs regularly at Beautiful Rubbish: everyday art of learning to see.  In her own words, Amber "writes with the hope that others might be inspired to see their own lives through different eyes."  I want to encourage you to take a little time to poke around her blog and get lost in the stories there - stories as deep and painful as they are beautiful.   

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When I cannot bear to sit a moment longer 
alone in our quiet home and the din 
of disquiet within me

I find him -

resting upright in the dark of our spare room
and on the futon beckon him to lay down
and stretch my body the length of him
tucked in snug as a ship at dock
one arm latched securely around his chest
my head resting a top 
the space where his heart pumps

Slowly, slowly I open
floating in the tide of his heat
my cheek rolling and rocking
with the pulsing life beneath 
his skin
and I surrender
to the deep of sleep in this rhythmic lull
of wonder

What I have not been able to see 
or hear
or taste
or feel
in these sensory-over-loaded-and-numbed-out 
day to days of late
breaks through the veil to once again proclaim
life

Right here 
right now
Wonder and I become one
as the moment rocks and breathes
pauses and turns
anchored in love's frayed tether.


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Welcome to the #SmallWonder link-up.

What if we chose to deliberately look for the small moments of wonder, the small sparks of presence, of delight or sorrow, of true humanity in which we meet God? 

That's my proposal - that we gather here each week to share one moment of Wonder from each of our days. 

You're invited to link-up a brief post of about five hundred words or less about a small moment of wonder.  Don't worry if your post is too long, too short, or not just right - you're welcome to come as you are.  

While you're here, please do take a look around and encourage at least one other blogger with a comment.    


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