Pie de la cuesta 2005
I remember being in the ocean. Swimming into shore; trying to get out just perfectly so that I wouldn’t get pounded by a wave. I took my time calculating the breathing in and out of the waves and got out in time to avoid eating sand.
Northern Ireland 2007
I was waiting until the sea’s tide was at its lowest point so that I could run across a retaining wall to get from a picturesque island back to the mainland. All was fine as I made my way back as quickly as I could when out of no where a wave came throwing me against some rocks a few feet from my safety.
Coffee shop today 2010
Excited about the day, surrounded by the smell of coffee, good atmosphere, and people. It came all at once;
Almost like the rain came yesterday when I was on my jog;
Or like a blanket that I can’t shrug off my shoulders.
It’s staring me in the face,
demanding all of my attention;
threatening to stay here all day.
Now I’m trying to somehow fill these empty spaces in a frenzy like that of someone who is bucket bailing their sinking ship.
As quickly as this fog came, these words came… not screaming.
They were so quiet that I almost missed them.
“Be still and know that I am God.”
“I will never leave you.”
Then I looked again and I heard voices of thousands and millions of angels around the throne and they sang in a mighty chorus:
“Worthy is the Lamb who was slaughtered-to receive power and riches and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and blessing.”
I don’t feel so lonely anymore.