It is an expectant world.
Ok, maybe I am projecting my own anticipation of the joys of a Memorial Day weekend with church bookended by cabin time. I don’t think I am alone, though, in the fizz of happy in the air.
I love this weekend. It’s the kick-off of summer (even though May and April in Minnesota have blasted us with heat). People engage in conversation about plans and looking-forward-tos and the romp is on.
I’m waiting for Rachel to get done with her work so that we can throw the creaky dog in the car and head for the cabin along with the millions of others who will be on the road tonight. We will plant gardens and put the dock in and rake but really, those are diversions from the main events: reading, sleeping and sunning.
My mom, who three weeks ago was skittering around on health thin ice will join us for an overnight.
My cabin neighbors will have stories to tell.
Sunday we will baptize a new sister in Christ. We’ll engage in the necessary pain that is remembering the reason for the holiday. We’ll name the blast of Pentecost and sing some songs and go off to the revels that await us each.
Fizz. True that. Bring it on!