And It Was Good

by Jane Tawel

July 24, 2020

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(my bird feeder)

 

Now and then, I can embrace the coming full circle of this season of life. With the coming of the pandemic, there is not even any possibility of even trying to wage a battle against it. My lifetime of early mornings is no longer spent on long runs in the dark before the sun rises and hustling around getting ready for work, but on contemplation and learning and just “being here”. That is sometimes a little frightening — to accept the importance of those things without “guilt” at not doing, but rather acceptance that sometimes just being is enough and sometimes it is all. At other times it is revelatory and just so very, very “Good”, that I feel I finally understand the words: “And G-d said that it was good. And it was good.” It is one of the truly good and restorative things happening against my will but also changing my will to something else perhaps, as I sit with books and birds (and coffee of course). This morning, a special guest arrived for the free breakfast. And it was good.

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(my unexpected guest)

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Jane Tawel

Still not old enough to know better. I root around and explore ideas in philosophy, spirituality, poetry, Judeo-Christian Worldview, family, relationships, and art. Often torn between encouragement & self-directed chastisement, I may sputter, but I still keep trying to move forward.

4 thoughts on “And It Was Good”

    1. junkiegenius.com: Yes, they are rather wonderful, but between you and me, I worry about them as they strut their stuff around the neighborhoods here. They aren’t the brightest birds in the hood — but so far I have never seen one hit, and it’s rather touching to see cars that zoom like crazy out here in SoCal, slow down for them. Thank you so much for reading and commenting and have a fabulous day, Jane

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