Sensing the poignancy of the moment
I speak into it, "There is a tension
between exerting control and letting go."
She looks up from the book she always
reads and says, "Perhaps it is time to tend
to the craft of making faithfulness."
Not wanting to be undone, I say,
"The challenge is to see the text for now,
avoid cliché, and live in the moment."
"Nice," she laughs. "Heaven
can be on earth if we dare
to make new connections."
I pause. Intrigued. Thinking aloud,
"Radical intricacies come and unfold
in this time and in this space."
She turns back to the book she always
reads, "Your choice: performance