A late summer night and the snowy egret
Has come again to the shallows in front of my house
As he has for 40 years.
Don’t think he is a casual part of my life,
That white stroke in the dark.
Are there beings you take for grantedtheir regularity
A sign of stagnation and the spirit’s reluctance to rise to the occasion of sacred relationship?
I have two people with whom I share my house – a spouse and a young man we have called son for over 6 years. There is nearly 30 years difference between their ages (as I suspect is the case for Mary’s first egret and the latest).
Both came home last night in the dark after I had gone to bed. Though there was no energetic welcome to either and no occasion other than routine days between us, I pray that they don’t think they are a casual part of my life. May I pray this day with words and intention so that they know my being with them I consider a stroke of gracious luck.
Are there casual relationships in your life you long to chage?