WORDS LIKE LIGHT
Thursday, August 18, 2022
Each day is a day of revelations. Each moment, some small or large miracle is being revealed, here and everywhere. Even each moment itself is a surprising disclosure, arising as if from nowhere, presenting itself as an announcement of the mystery and marvel of life. Big news breaks moment after moment, but in a gracious and considerate way, the way clouds suddenly separate to disclose a blue and sunny sky. If I listen carefully, I can hear declarations of fresh truths all day long: ‘This exact thought has never been thought before!’ ‘This particular sight of two old pencils sitting beside a tall coffee cup has never been seen before!’ ‘This specific breath you’re now receiving is being born brand new, right now!’ It’s like fresh treasures are uncovered for me moment after moment, like stunning good news is continuously broadcast for me, and for everyone. Trouble is, I am sometimes so wrapped in my wandering worries and concerns that I don’t see or hear the beautiful revelations life provides moment after moment. Hopefully, today will be different. Perhaps I’ll be quietly astounded today by life’s simple but astonishing, nonstop newsflashes.
REVELATION It was a revelation of truth. It was an orange opening so he could see the blaze burning inside. It was words shattering like glass containers so the truths he never knew existed were spread out before him. It was someone walking on a sea of sorrows, or someone starting to write and the sentences skipping like girls and boys, or someone deciding to be brave and breaking the past like a single matchstick, that’s all, as easy as that, and then he saw the praise that everything deserves.