In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?
* C.S. LEWIS, J.R.R. TOLKIEN, SHERLOCK HOLMES, G.K. CHESTERTON, N.D. WILSON, AND P.G. WODEHOUSE, ARE ENCOURAGED
I will awaken the dawn
Today is a lovely day.
It took a little extra to wake up this morning, but I had oatmeal with raisins and got myself ready for the day. In the dark 5:30am I realize my car is trapped between other cars and I have to wake up one of my roommates. 😳 But I did and I got out and everyone was awesome about it. And hopefully got back to sleep. Didn't use any gps to get to work either, even in the dark. Yay! Got right into the work swing, it was a cheerful morning with coworkers and customers friendly and engaging. I am told I froth milk well (yes!). And it was payday, which is always exciting; but even more when it's the first one.
After work I stopped at a few stores and a random cashier liked my outfit.
Pulling in at home I realized we have a small lamppost in our yard and I instantly thought of it covered in snow, marking Spare Oom and War Drobe.
And this evening Ben comes to visit!
Thank you Jesus for sending days that feel like a big hug.