Friday night we got whisked away for a spontaneous group outing to the annual block party at Our Lady of Peace, a neighborhood church. The carnival rides lit up the night. Happy screams and dance music formed the soundtrack. That’s Zola on the far left, getting ready to give the ride operator a high five. Sometimes it’s great to let the whirlwind of life catch you up and carry you away.
I’m guessing that each of us, at one time, has envied the birds. The freedom and grace of their flight. Their security and strength in the midst of thin air. And the way they can be here one moment and, in the next, disappear.