The youngest rises early and is fully alive at 6:15 a.m. Perhaps he is his mother’s son. Breakfast consumed quickly, he begins his play. He shouts at objects in repeated indecipherable words. They are unknown to the untrained ear. But to us, with visual cues of context, we discern what they mean. As he shouts in repeated fashion, we echo back our confirmation that we heard.
His attempt to name is intense and urgent. He shouts them like cannonballs hurling towards the target until affirmed that we heard and understood him.
May my prayers be the same – eyes open to the world, to that which delights my eyes and that which frustrates my heart.
May I launch it all, in few words, towards the Eternal Listener until I hear it reverberate back my way. Continue reading