a blessing for the in-between

Blessed are we, somewhere unnameable, fully present to our reality.

Tracking it, with all its subtle gradations and colors and contrasts, the sweetness and the struggle, the stuck and not-quite-fitting.

Authentic to it, mapping the full strangeness of the new emergent landscape.

Blessed are we, dear ones, not calling it too soon.

Not settling for the neat and buttoned-up, the too-tied-up, the not-quite-true.

Bless all of it, the way we might widen our gaze to encompass it and embrace it.

And bless you, moving into the unknown, waiting, daring to hope. 

** This blessing can be found in Good Enough: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection