Day by day life rolls along.
A lilting song.
A shout of laughter.
A child's cry.
A near disaster.
This loud learning process never ends.
Or it ends only to begin again. Immediately.
In the fall, the glory pursues me.
The loveliness grabs me aggressively and I lean into it, lover-like.
I realize afresh how far I am from where I want to be.
But I see also, how far I've come and how I'm covered in grace.
before the words wrinkle into silence.
In the silence, I can hear the leaves fall.
And they sound like the footsteps of glory,