A walk in the shade

The computer ate today’s blog post. I don’t possess the mental energy to re-write it at this point, but suffice it to say, I like these trees. You will find them planted in concrete and arranged in twisted lanes along most lakeside walks in Switzerland.  They’re knobbly and wonky in all the right ways, kind of like the people we love. Kind of like the person in the mirror. Don’t forget to love her too.

I won’t go all Ann Voskamp on you, but when all I see is wonky and warty, I need to remember gratitude. A thankful heart helps me see past the bent and the crooked and appreciate the blessing of a walk in the shade. Amen.