Where I live we are moving into a loosening up as more people are vaccinated. When might we get together? How will that feel and be? We’ve been cocooned, and what is it now to open up and out and spread our wings? Trees are budding and flowers are blossoming. Spring is in the air. I’m reminded of Wind in the Willows when Mole smells the fresh air and goes to the river where he meets Rat, and they fool around in a boat and become friends.
I woke this morning thinking of the famous picture of the two people kissing at the end of World War II. There was a clear end. This is different, will be and has been a gradual opening and then closing, and of course, we’re hoping this opening will continue to expand.
Meanwhile it is for each of us to feel our way to how we step back into a wider world of personal touch and connection.
I’m with these words from the Gospel of Thomas.
If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.
May we all bring forth what is within us, honoring there.