They are easier to detect after the fact. They are uncanny encounters, brushes with the supernatural, where the presence of the Lover accompanies us in a very real way, sheltering, directing, loving, moving, giving life to our everyday existence. You can't totally explain the experience, but you leave shaken to the very depths, knowing that you have been kissed by the Divine.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
trees and soccer
The trees are budding out so that is a lot of fun.
I am enjoying the color on the bark of the two trees we planted in the back yard. This one is weeping willow white birch- I believe. If it's the same as the one I see in the neighborhood, I'm excited to see it grown. I love the way they capture frost and how they whisper and dance with the wind. I remember as a kid, there was a giant one in the yard across from us. They are so graceful.
The tree in the front is going to flower at some point and we hope provide shade for our front window. This tree is a good shade tree and looks like an umbrella in other yards. We have a big window that makes for a very hot room in the summer, so some shade here would be nice.
This week we went separate ways for soccer. Dominique's team drastically improved, so that was fun to see that they maybe got it figured out.
Next week we play in two different places again. Fortunately, each week, one of the two was a home game. We can't complain really. I think 4 of the 6 games have been home games- and we've been enjoying a bit of travel to see a different town and get to know the province a bit (OK- mostly Brian enjoys that!)