“But life is like that; we leave people and places and times behind. We encounter new ones. Sometimes we can’t see the patterns or the connections. But they are there, between one breath and the next, in the ebb and flow of tide, in the rhythm of the dance.” – Elizabeth Cunningham
THIS. I’ve been thinking about this a lot in our mobile society. In September, I looked at my phone bill. YIKES. I’d been talking 5,000-8,000 minutes a month. Some days I was on the phone for 12-14 hours. It was the source of my interaction and loneliness was clawing at my clothes. I did not want to start talking less to the people I love who live far away. Yet I so need to be in the flesh with folks.
I miss high school friends. I miss college friends. I miss my friends from Oregon and Colorado and DC. I miss folks from every aspect of my life. I was reading The Passion of Mary Magdalene by Elizabeth Cunningham yet again this week, and this quote rang true. There are connections and always will be. Some will dance back into your life in 20 years. Some will move out or return for a season or a lifetime.
Here’s to life, to other rhythms and connections that we can’t know yet.
These Soulful Sunday blogs go out weekly on Sundays to be used as a place to step back from the hustle and bustle and explore what your soul might be saying to you. Some folks use these as journal prompts and let loose amidst pages. Some folks bring them to the kitchen table and jam over coffee. Do you, boo.
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