a blessing for waking up to summer

A blessing for waking up to Summer

Blessed are we, beginning to feel some release from pandemic constraints, from the long sad season of anxious vigilance, the boredom and frustration of plans deferred. 

There is new ground appearing, and paths we didn’t know were there. We are thankful that vaccines have become for us the Spring melt we so longed for.

Blessed are we who say, okay! But God, you’re going to need to help me wake up, the music, the movement and the color of living,

The wonder of the lily, the mystery and power of the tiniest seed, cracked open and growing like crazy, doing what it was always destined to do.

Blessed are we who say, wake me too God, I’m awake.

“Wonder is the heaviest element on the periodic table. Even a tiny fleck of it stops time.” ―Diane Ackerman

Put yourself where love and beauty can reach you. That’s the summer for you.