holy week Tuesday

A couple things…..

Sometimes I write. And it’s not exactly my normal blog entries. Sometimes it’s sort of poetry. Sort of not. Because who’s to say what poetry is, exactly. My writings aren’t necessarily Chaucer would be proud material  but I’m alright with that.

This morning I found myself, out of partial want and partial obligation, in a prayer room. It’s Holy Week. The week between Palm Sunday and Easter. If you’re into literature and symbolism and the significance of religious history….well it all sort of comes together this week. While sitting there, quietly alone, I wrote the following.

04.17

God, this day
Tuesday
in the midst of everything
else
work
decisions
choices
plans
disappointment
today
between Palm Sunday and Death
celebration and despair
between hope and fear
it’s a regular day
meetings
normality
messages
questions
yet in two days
meal shared
the course of eternity set
darkness
only darkness
betrayal
confusion
sudden loss
yet this day
today
Tuesday
I know the rest of the week
Thursday
then Friday
the silence of Saturday
nothing quiet
weeping
but Sunday
the day of change
final reconciliation
we are complete
therefore joy
a sudden realization that today, Tuesday, is ordinary
yet divine

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