The Time I Lived Vicariously
While watching a gray and feathered flock
Brown pelicans sunning in November on the dock
And entered into community from my place
And thought of you
You duplicate my life
And make it two
One of here and one of there
Not duplicitous am I
But honest in my telling that you give me more
I hear your words echo from the Frio
From the high places
You were called
I was not
God is good to give us lives
Multiplied in two’s and mores
The time I lived vicariously
Was one of those
You spoke to me while I was, yet
Not there, not haunted by the singleness of one
But tethered by the Spirit
Canyons echo, multiply
Community, sacred echoes I have heard
Sacred echoes I have found
Joining Laura and Kelli
9 thoughts on “The Time I Lived Vicariously”
So beautiful, my friend, you were missed, and I’m grateful God spoke to you and gave you peace where you are. Xo
Very beautiful… thank you.
Felt the same way! Love this.
Hi Elizabeth! I really think that God created us all for community. And for you to see that in the nature you observed is just inspired. He just is always reminding me to jump out of myself and love the person next to me, and join in the dance of life.
So nice to meet you! From Playdates with God,
This is just breathtakingly beautiful! Visiting from Unforced Rhythms and I am so glad I did!
Yes, this is beautiful, Elizabeth. So thankful that we are tethered to our soul-friends by the Spirit. That He knits our hearts and weaves our journeys together. Bless you, sister. (Stopped by from Unforced Rhythms today, but looking forward to knowing you. 🙂 )
This takes my breath and makes me want to hug you. I love you.
What a blessed thing to see the ways a friend in another place can stand in for you and let you experience the wonder through their eyes rather than being trapped in the jealousy of their experience that can so often take us over. These are beautiful words. Thank you for linking at Unforced Rhythms.
Tethered by the spirit. Oh, this is pure sacred beauty. Right here. Much love to you, my friend.