“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature...is an instrument of grace.
First a walk with my son to say hello to the forest and the lake, to see how the river is flowing. Then snow shoveling, making beds, checking to see if squirrels and mice found our cabin a dry winter refuge. Now our days will be filled with hikes at an ambling pace, kayaking in quiet mornings, lazy sunset strolls. I will be off the grid of clocks and calendars and computers. I will settle into myself.
Baruch ata adonai, thank you for the life sustaining gifts of summer. Amen