Thursday, February 16, 2017

Furnace as the Monastery Bell




The furnace clicks on
And
I
Am
Grateful!
Picture last night,
50 degrees and dropping,
snow and wind beyond the frosted windows,
my husband bent over his smartphone You Tube screen
with
a tiny screwdriver and
an igniter in its package.
(Yes, I was praying under the quilts!
Yes, he cussed a bit!)
This morning
each periodic stream of warm air
fluffing the plants
whispering over my socks
murmuring in the background
becomes a monastery bell
ringing
come back, come here
be present
and give thanks!


KB

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