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22 April 2011

Leavetaking

I am preparing to leave a place that I love. And  it is sad. Even though I plan to return. I am so grateful for this time of rest, reflection, lenten observance and sabbatical. And I am looking forward to what lies ahead. Yet there is sorrow.
My mind races ahead to all that lies before me. I am looking forward to returning home and then going on the next leg of my journey. Sometimes I get so caught up in what lies ahead that I neglect the present diminishing joy. It is so hard to live in the present. The future looms so large.

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