Borders

November 4, 2016

First draft of some evening words on Jonah for Sunday:

 

on leaving home
you cannot help yourself
but enter somewhere you’ve never been

that moment of crossing
between familiar and adventure
is filled with sacred possibility

between two steps
you have moved from a place shaped by memories
to a place ready with new thoughts
daring arguments
that decide which way
when there are no familiar stories to guide

Some border places bless
and others are burdens
Some are escapes from the urge you deny
that calls you to one thing
when your body wants another
and others bring freedom
and an expanding sense of life
and possibility

borders are change-places
where an unknown consequence is chosen
without a word about results or outcomes
they just invite the adventure

so between shore and sea
and storm and calm
and fish and beach
and vine and Nineveh
sleep and wake
yes or no
the whole kingdom can rise or fall

such sacred moments
found in each stepping
across the border
each day makes.

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