Noticing

A few thoughts and an image on the weekend –


(“Noticing” at Lake Opeka)

Jesus, Do you have something here for me today?  As I sit down here beside the lake I realize something. I used to come and simply be quiet for a while when I arrived. 

Now I find myself sitting down, picking up in my phone and cruising through All.The.Stuff.    I think I’ve been missing something. In truth, I’m sure of it. 

I put my phone away  and notice
the leaves riding the wavelets, 
heading out into the lake except
they are not heading anywhere.
rather, pushed right on past me as
I watch wondering  how often 
I fool myself into thinking I am
moving ahead
when in fact I am 
drifting
because I am 
too distracted
to notice