The ground keeps shifting.
For awhile shifting was something that felt important to resist. With change comes loss and grief about that loss. Letting go of what was in order to live what is felt somehow wrong or disloyal.
I spent precious energies trying to recreate what can never be again and in that insistence upon constancy I forgot the core constant: The ground keeps shifting.
Anything that cannot change will die. Biological truth is making its way to my heart.
Around the table at Thanksgiving were beloveds. Some were missing. Those not present were joining other families or they were doing what felt important to them. Next year the same will be true. There will be those who are there and those not there and rather than lament or rail or whimper about what is not my heart was and is so full of what is.
I am able to set a table and there are those who come.
The wonder of it.
At church, in my home, and through my heart I am able to set a table and there are those who come.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.