I don’t know. I just don’t know. There is so much going on in the world right now and then the Minneapolis chaos hits.
It can be overwhelming. I don’t think my heart even knows how to respond. I just know there is a deep ache in my chest and as the drama continues to unfold there is a temptation to be drawn down. Can we ever overcome it?
Things have been a little crazy lately. When my world feels upside down, I long for things that are familiar and comforting. What fits the bill better than freshly baked bread? Next to the smell of coffee and fresh chocolate chip cookies, it is one of my favorite scents.
It’s an unlikely verse to trigger such emotion. The signing off of a letter to a friend. But I can feel John’s affection in the words; I relate to his longing to be together. If I had to rewrite them for today, the words would say:
“I have so much to say to you but I don’t want to do it over Zoom or FaceTime anymore. For weeks, seeing your faces and hearing your voices was enough, but now I want to sit with you and chat. I want to hug you. I want to be with you in person. That will be a joyful day!”