Braiding of Moments

To notice the braiding of moments—

This is how the world is built
in the depths we cannot see,
but, stopping for a moment,
we can feel it,
in the solitude of any night.

In the absence of light,
on the precipice of dreams we
can hear a jot of humming,
as the unseen parts of the world spin
and gather themselves within us,
inside the air that eases down
the leaves and sustains, as it moves
toward us, the distant calling of an owl.
~Richard Maxson “Dreams and After”

Last night we were awakened by a summer windstorm – from a muggy stillness where no air moves to sudden breezes flowing roughshod over our bed. Our wind chimes outside clanged a cacophony rather than gentle harmonic tones. The window shades became percussion instruments. Anything not fastened down went airborne.

This fortuitous storm pulled me from a bad dream of a recent stress-filled work day I didn’t manage well. As I woke startled to bed sheets blowing, I gulped at the fresh air as it passed by, allowing my dream to exhale right through the window, never to return.

Life’s intertwined moments, good, bad and indifferent, remain carefully braided together, bound and strengthened so the weaker strands are held steadfast by the enveloping twists and turns of those sturdier ones.

What was, is and will be are held together unbroken, bolstered by tougher stuff than we may think possible.

And we, swinging in the breezes, simply must hang on for dear life, if only by a slender thread.

2 thoughts on “Braiding of Moments

  1. Emily, your words give us comforting assurance of ‘THE FORCE’ — :Jesus’ promise to us as He departs from His Apostles and followers and for all that believe in Him and His message that feeds our hope and increases our faith for all that He has promised. This is so obviously and tragically true at this time in the world’s history where other voices and their vile actions promise nothing but continued turmoil, hatred against ‘the other;’ mass genocide, and destruction of our earthly home that nurtures all who are an equal contributing part of its careful tending – a loving gift of our Creator-God.

    “What was, is and will be are held together unbroken, bolstered by tougher stuff that we may think possible.” (EPG).
    Matthew writes in 28:20 that Jesus assures us that “…behold I am with you always, until the end of the age.”

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