Friday, May 16, 2014
find the pockets
It is a dark quiet morning, time to write and I am thankful for this pocket of time.
I'm learning to find the pockets. All we have are pockets- the important things, anyway. That you can't wait for a whole suitcase of time or purpose or happiness or whatever it is- and even if you had it, would you really want to lug all that around? Sometimes we are so busy waiting for the big luggage to finally arrive- all of the meaning or success or time we think we need- that we don't find the small important things tucked into the pockets, with us all along.
When listening to a sermon or reading, I've learned to listen for one thing to hold onto; just one statement or two to keep and tuck into a pocket. I find God speaks through many things this way- just a word or image to take and think on.
I am turning this blog into pocket. I've wondered lately what to do with it, it had become awkward and heavy and I thought about shutting it down. I don't have a lot of time to devote to it. I think I was trying to make it hold more than what it is for. This blog isn't a book, or a memoir really, or a good source of information. I don't have a niche so much, more than Life and Wild and Precious- this is my niche, what I want to write about here.
Life happens in pockets, in moments and glimpses. And wild and precious is nothing more than a bit, a pause, a feather, a glance.
This is what I want to spread out here- the small things, the treasures I find and carry in my pockets.
I needed to remember what this blog is for.
There are a lot of things I think about sharing here, but I am changing to a smaller format- only the pockets.
(I created a Jessica Stock, Writer facebook page where I will be sharing blog updates. I'd love if you would join me).