Kairos

Kairos has found me at last in this time, this space, this moment of reflection. Cool morning, warm sun streaming through my favorite window.

Having moved non-stop it seems from holidays, son’s wedding, conference, sister-time, ministers’ retreat (with work to fill “spare time”), pastoral care, a couple of sermons squeezed in, meetings, plans, and more, means that personal time has been limited at best. Not a half day off with no work that had to be done, to the point that it did not qualify as true rest–just another thing to wedge between A & B and on toward Z. I have not had/blocked out enough time to give my soul a chance to catch up.

So I pause without agenda–except to let everything go–for the next few hours. Let this sunshine recharge my weakened batteries for a spell. The battery warning light was not glowing orange but red. Reserves have been tapped frequently to get through specific tasks or responsibilities only to leave me depleted at the end. Complete a task–barely–and move on before taking time to sweep my spirit clean. Float free like wind and water.

So let my spirit clear up with these blue skies after a gray day; let this breeze flow through me; let this poem speak to my heart; let this walk bring me down to earth; let this music dance for me until I can dance, too.

3 comments

  1. Suna · February 2, 2012

    I hope to have a similar time this weekend. I just want to look at some trees.

  2. Kathleen · February 2, 2012

    Do you have a favorite tree? Trees have always been important to me since I was a kid and did some daydreaming in a crape myrtle tree next to our driveway. No one could see me among the leaves and blossoms and there was a perfectly comfortable fork. Wooded areas are among my favorites. Enjoy your weekend!

    • Rob Sartin · February 5, 2012

      There is a beautiful, very old Live Oak out on the unapproved mountain bike trail in my neighborhood. It has cactus growing in ine if its aging branches. I suddenly feel the need to get out there.

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