Friday, July 15, 2016
In the name God, stop a moment,
cease your work,
look around you...
I live high in the hills and my body is getting olde. One day I was out in my garden fussing with weeds and grew tired. I decided to lie back on the grass and rest like I did when I was a small boy.
I woke up several minutes later, with a neighbour I had never met leaning over me, asking if I was okay. He had looked out his window, two blocks up the hill, and saw me lying on my back on the grass. I am sure I looked like the victim of a stroke or heart attack. He ran all the way down the hill to check on me.
It was embarrassing, but it was also so wonderfully touching. After we had sorted it all out, he let out a deep breath and lay down on the grass beside me. We both stayed there very quietly for a while and then he said,"Thank you, for deciding to take your nap out on the lawn where I could see you. The sky is such a beautiful thing, and I cannot remember the last time I really looked at it.
15 July, 2016