Walking to Work

by Chaptergrams  

At 8:00 AM the day is already hot and sultry. Even though I am preoccupied with the discomfort of the humidity, I am aware of fragrances.  There’s the sweetness of the honeysuckle and roses, a hint of lavender, a bit of mint.  Stopping, I rub a mint leaf with my fingers, then smelling the tips of my fingers, I am cooled and refreshed. Out of the corner of my eye, I catch movement as I begin to walk by the grapevines on the south side of the church. It’s a bunny! He is slightly turned and, with one eye, is intently watching me. When I get to about 3 feet from him, he bounces forward a few yards, and then stops. Sitting very still, he continues to monitor me with one eye.  Again, I get closer to within a couple feet of him, and, again, he hops ahead. This happens several times until he darts into the marsh shrubs and disappears. Was this a game of catch-me-if-you-can? Who was teasing who? Was this a picture of my relationship with God?