in life, just like in nature, there are seasons. right now it is fall, although the weather in colorado has been a little summerish. and at the morrison's we are in travel season. for 6 weekends in a row, either david or i will be gone. this creates great upset in the home ecosystem as evidenced by 2 things in david's absence:
1. light bulbs burn out. hard to reach ones. light bulbs that you didn't even know existed. applies to appliances and cars also.
2. dogs go on high alert which creates alot of gastrointestinal disturbances. ie: farting, barfing and generally being skittish and barky.
they might look relaxed but trust me. they could heave at any moment.
when david is gone i catch up on tv watching that he is uninterested in (project runway, weird indie movies), stay up even later than usual reading, and get lots of sewing done. all good.
but not as good as having him home. looking on the bright side, at least i don't barf.
a summer sunset in colorado...just driving to the grocery store and the beauty of the Creator painting the sky was astounding. i had to quickly pull over and try to capture the beauty with my phone. why? why does beauty, even in the daily occurrences of life still overtake our hearts?
i think c.s. lewis describes it well:
"We do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it."
we want Him. He is lavish in His beauty and in His love.