"Waiting in Silence" - mixed media on paper, 10" x 14". Available here and at Artfinder.
There are plans I need to make. Realities to face. Losses to mourn and big girl pants to put on. Am I doing that? No, I am waiting in silence.
Like telephone poles, billboards, lifeguard chairs and roadside stands, I wait. My structure has a purpose when adorned or inhabited. But it can also be empty and waiting.
And it is. But SO WHAT? Surrender is the right response when we aren't in control (which we rarely are, it appears). Surrender gives us time to build our strength for the next thing. Which will will surrender to. But it is a cycle we are called to participate in over and over again. A maypole of dancing in circles.
"Like musicians who wait in silence for music to come out of the forest of their hearts..." - Mark Nepo.
I am waiting in the woods for the music. If I am very, very quiet, I might catch the first opening notes.