We didn’t see much color in the trees, but we saw some gorgeous skies, two lovely sunsets and stars, oh my… we miss seeing stars like that all the time.
It was a good get-away- just right in fact. A day of rest and a day of work. And a productive day of work at that. Something about being in a still, calm, beautiful place brought me the inspiration and focus I needed. I got my three theses for my Bonhoeffer seminar written and took notes about the rationale with which I’ll defend them. And I read all of the background material I had with me for my Friday paper.
I downloaded several albums on Saturday with an iTunes gift card Kev gave me for my birthday, one of which was a c.d. of Bach cello sonatas as played by Yo Yo Ma. I listened to that softly as I sat on a screen porch and read this afternoon. Yo Yo Ma was accompanied by crickets, birds, and breezes. Ah… I need to study this way more often.
The world looks different tonight than it did Friday night. And I thank God for that.