a graceful clearing.

profound mystery

Sometimes our life reminds me
of a forest in which there is a graceful clearing
and in that opening a house,
an orchard and garden,
comfortable shades, and flowers
red and yellow in the sun, a pattern
made in the light for the light to return to.
The forest is mostly dark, its ways
to be made anew day after day, the dark
richer than the light and more blessed,
provided we stay brave
enough to keep on going in. -from “The Country of Marriage” by Wendell Berry

Mike and I are gearing up to celebrate our anniversary, and one of the ways we will be celebrating is by taking some time away from the internet. Because one way to stay brave enough to face those dark, challenging, and rewarding places is to take some time to remember what has been, to plan for what is coming, and to simply live.

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