Being Breath

stories from the wilderness of everyday life

The Warmth In The Moment

Far away, we almost can make it out.

That light, in the distance.  The promising beauty that lies just out of our reach.  The next job, the next breath, the next stage of our child's life, the next home, the next dollar.

We chase it as it moves, finding and making excuses why we haven't quite reached it.  Forward and backward we go - because that light never stays in the same position.

That light, that next moment - so elusive.

How funny it seems to the divine within us that we chase something that cannot be reached.

A sad laugh spreads among the knowing

alongside a prayer that we slow down and find the warmth in the moment.