Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sharing space

My office is next to a morning preschool.  They have been on winter break.  Today was their first day back.  There is something about sharing space with other living creatures.  There is something about presence and absence... both are important.

The children are back.
They fill the lower level
With joy.
It has been quiet
In their absence.
Very quiet
In their absence.
He says that he finds God
With the deer.
When he goes out quiet
In the morning,
Maybe with a camera,
Maybe with nothing in hand,
He knows the presence of God
When the deer share space
With him.
When they leave
The deer carry away
His worries.
He is clear and clean.
He is ready to be with family
The children are back.
The essence of joy remains
After they are gone.

1 comment:

  1. His mention of the role the deer play in his life reminds me of the goat for Azazel.