The boy

for his brother

in the dark 

hallway as I 

sat reading 

bed by a 

quiet, yellow 

light.  Following 

my voice, 

he arrived

and fell 

into bed 

and sleep


like some ripe 


from the tree. 

The light 

was golden, 

as was the boy’s 

flaxen head 

and the moment 


and so full,

as though he 

was the first

child ever 

and we 

the first parents 



*   *   *   *

Welcome to the #SmallWonder link-up.

What if we chose to deliberately look for the small moments of wonder, the small sparks of presence, of delight or sorrow, of true humanity in which we meet God? 

That’s my proposal – that we might gather here each week to share one moment of Wonder from each of our days. 

You’re invited to link-up a brief post of about five hundred words or less about a small moment of wonder.  Don’t worry if your post is too long, too short, or not just right – you’re welcome to come as you are.  

While you’re here, please do take a look around and encourage at least one other blogger with a comment. 

Sustainable Spirituality

Sustainable Spirituality

Design a spiritual life that works for your life. Sign up now to receive my FREE GUIDE explaining the top 5 characteristics of sustainable spirituality.

When you get the FREE guide you are also subscribing to Quiet Lights, my bi-monthly email containing contemplative resources and writing.

Thanks for subscribing! Check your email inbox for a link to download the free gift.