Peace and Reason

The world has been abnormal for so long that we’ve forgotten what it’s like to live in a peaceful and reasonable climate. If there is to be any peace or reason, we have to create it in our own hearts and homes.

Madeleine L’Engle

We talk almost daily, but the opportunity to chat face-to-face for hours with my daughter about light and heavy things, things we agree on and others we don’t, is simply priceless. These are trying times. Having safe places to talk about hard things is more important than ever. So we do. And there is silly laughter and tears but, mostly, there is love.

These are hard days. We need safe places and safe people and respite from the cacophony. I want these things for myself and I want to create a haven for those in my sphere. It’s not easy. We get distracted—I get distracted. But we begin again to seek peace and reason wisely.

This morning, the sky is blue and the air is clear. It will be a good day to go outside, spend time in nature, and focus on the natural world rather than the abnormal and slippery slope we find ourselves living on.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
1 comment
  1. Absolutely, amen, Linda.

    ‘ Having safe places to talk about hard things is more important than ever. ‘ No truer words were spoken.

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