Long enough have you dreamed contemptible dreams,
Now I wash the gum from your eyes,
You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light & of every moment of your life.
Long have you timidly waded, holding a plank by the shore,
Now I will you to be a bold swimmer,
To jump off in the midst of the sea, & rise again & nod to me & shout, & laughingly dash with your hair.
—Whitman, Song of Myself
Last month my family embarked on the 5th Annual Father's Day Ice Cream Tour. Even though my heart was heavy with grief, I enjoyed the tour. It was good to have a ritual that reminded me of the joy that exists in this life.
The joyful possibilities were clear as I browsed the menu board at Sylas and Maddy's.
It was clear in the company I kept during the afternoon.
I pray that I'm always able to see the joy life has to offer.
I pray that I'm always able to bask in the "dazzle of the light and of every moment in this life."
What's one simple thing that brings you great joy?
trampin' the perpetual journey,