Leap!

It has been a very long time since I posted anything, but I’m still here. For some reason I am reminded of the maxim, “Leap, and the net will appear.”

Dawn in Orisson, France, September 19, 2016.

So no, I’m not planning on going anywhere, but I’m praying with the notion of what a leap might look like. What parts of my life, both practical and spiritual, might need changing up?

I’m not sure, but I am trying to listen deeply and then act in faith. It is hard to believe that 6 years ago at this time I was preparing for my Camino Santiago. Talk about a leap! With the help of God and so many others, it happened.

A poem is also on my mind, so I will share that here as well. Just in case any of us, like me, need to be reminded.

“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, we’re afraid!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
“We can’t, We will fall!” they responded.
“Come to the edge,” he said.
And so they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.”

― Guillaume Apollinaire

12 thoughts on “Leap!

  1. ^^ Two of my most favorite poems right here. It’s heady business, these thoughts of Next. Can’t wait to see where you take yours.

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  2. So love this, Fran. Thank you for sharing. I, too, need to find a meaningful focus and am hesitant to do so. I honestly became very comfortable at home in the company of my books and music during COVID with only limited contact with family and friends. Praying with and for you. Shelly

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  3. That’s great Fran. Have you read Henri Nouwens book Flying, Falling, Catching? Thanks for the reminder that God is always there ready to catch us when we stumble. Peter

    In Christ

    Peter

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  4. Hi Fran. I’m glad you are on vacation and sharing your thoughts and this beautiful poem. It’s just what I needed today. Last week, I submitted 101 poems to a publisher I am working with. I have finally gone to the edge!

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