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?



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About Chaptergrams

Originally from Frederick, Maryland, I was born in 1946 - a classic Baby Boomer. I have been married and widowed twice, have three daughters, and two grandsons. Jesus Christ became a reality in my life through a televised Billy Graham crusade in 1974. Because both of my husbands were in the military, I had the good fortune to live in many states and overseas. I sensed a call to the Community of Jesus in 1975 but didn’t move here until 1989. Two of my daughters are vowed members of CJ and one daughter is married and living in Maryland. I am also fortunate to have two grandsons who live here as well. After working at Paraclete Press for almost 17 years, I am now the Steward of the Chapter House and also work for Spirit of America. The Chapter House is a busy place as it houses rehearsal and practice rooms, the music library, and the Chapter Room. I also serve as a Docent and an Oblate Director. Soon I will be a mentor to one of our youth in our new Christian Ed program. I enjoy growing herbs, trying different foods on the grill, bright colors, reading, cold weather, the wind, hummingbirds, chant and Yo-Yo Ma.

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