Sometimes I get the feeling that all these things we think are of such import – all the worries and fears and petty prejudices we fill our days with – are just distractions from something so big it’s beyond our ability to grasp.
Just a thought. Alrighty. Carry on then. -Karen Molenaar Terrell
There will always be things
to worry about
But right now I feel joy
Every chapter has new challenges –
something to fear and some fear
But today I feel joy
Worries will always be with us
if we pay them the time
But in this moment I feel joy.
We did good, you and I – we did good
We worked and met the challenges,
made a home and raised a fine family
and, though there are still worries
waiting for us down the road,
let’s take a moment and rejoice in
what we have and where we are
and what we’ve done with our lives.
Today let’s accept the joy.
Driving to work this morning –
lost in my thoughts
anticipating traffic, trials, and trouble
chewing on my worries and fears
enclosed in my own gray bubble –
when suddenly a cosmic moment –
the music in my CD soared up
and brought me with it
in the exact instant when a flock
of trumpeter swans winged
over me, their wings beating in time
to the music – and the clouds
diffused pink light, bursting through
my ruminations and waking me
from my trance to the present magic
going on all around me, always.
– Karen Molenaar Terrell
“One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity.” – Mary Baker Eddy
Sunrise on the way to work. October 2, 2017. Photo by Karen Molenaar Terrell.