Nothing in Return
I was going to write about the scintillating topic of usury, which, simply defined, is about asking for a return on one's money or gifts.
Then I got distracted and went for a walk. It was end-of-day. Mist hung thick after rain. Sweet smells of earth, water, and lilies drifted. My littlest child held a closed black umbrella, and was twirling it by its faux maple handle. "See what I can do?" she asked. Twirling, twirling.
Up ahead, my oldest girl leaned into her daddy's side. Long dark braids swinging, she looked the child she barely is any more. Sky ached pale yellow, pushing back pearl-grey. Pink clouds puffed, moved slow. We passed by the white pines. Needles trembled into our path, sprung with crystals upon crystals capturing day's last light.
I noted the ferns growing through rocks... life, ever tenacious. And us, walking after rain. Walking through fragrance and mist, pines and pale yellow light.
There we were. And there the miracles... gift after gift, strewn in our path, floating overhead. Asking nothing in return.
This post is to welcome InCourage. Note too, High Calling Blogs will end their discussion of The Gift with this week's post; however, for those interested, I think I'm going to keep on. So you can come here for further discussion if you like.
Rain on Leaf photo, by L.L. Barkat.
Laura's Bleeding Heart
High Calling Blogs The Gift: Strings Attached
OTHER LL POSTS TO WELCOME InCourage:
Baby, You Made My Decade, at Green Inventions
Coming into Wild Roses, at Love Notes to Yahweh