Thursday, April 7, 2011
So Many Ways of Joy
A daffodil opens despite the snow, yellow on white.
My grandson’s laugh, more a chortle or a squeal of delight.
A sunset, glorious.
Finding a new insight in a Bible verse I’ve read a thousand times.
The choir sings Kyrie Eleison by Louis Vierne.
The unexpected voice, quietly whispering.
A beautiful story, poem, article, blog post, video, painting, photograph.
Evensong in St. Paul’s Cathedral, sung by the men’s choir.
Eight thousand men singing Holy, Holy, Holy in a sports arena.
Standing at the summit of the Bluff Trail at Laity Lodge.
Reading the Book of Acts.
Reading the Gospel of St. John.
A certain look from my wife, turning my heart upside down.
Being present at the birth of both of my sons.
Hiking Shaw’s Nature Reserve west of St. Louis.
How many ways do you experience joy?
To see more posts on experiencing joy, please visit the blog carnival hosted by Bonnie Gray at Faith Barista.
Photograph: Cameron Young, April 3, 2011, by Stephanie Young.