Sunday, October 20, 2013

Phoenix rising.

Sunrise at the Arizona Biltmore
 
Last week, I watched the sunrise over the New England coast – this morning I watched it peek over the poolside palm trees in Arizona. I could write about it but at this point, my thoughts would read more like a TripAdvisor review than anything else…

No, really. I’m kind of in love with this place. Madly.  And just last night, room service delivered chocolate covered strawberries and a note to let me know the feeling is mutual.

 
The impending break-up is going to be tough…

The thoughts do not run deep when I’m grasping to take in beauty that I haven’t seen before. Bewildered awe begets few words.

And so, I watch the sunrise reflecting onto the Phoeniz mountain preserves in the distance, behind the grounds of the resort.

In silence.

And all I can think of here in the middle of the Phoenix sunrise, is the proverbial, mythical Phoenix rising from the ashes.

And my own life, rising still – amidst the rubble and ruins and ashes.

And I realize that this rising restoration, just like the sunrise isn’t the end of our story; it’s only a new
beginning.

And so, for today, I'm somewhat wordless and as I struggle to find the words, the only ones that come arrive in the form of lyrics on repeat in my head.

And so I’ll let my words be few…
 
“You are God in heaven
And here am I on earth
So I’ll let my words be few
Jesus, I am so in love with You
And I’ll stand in awe of You, Jesus
Yes, I’ll stand in awe of You
And I’ll let my words be few
Jesus, I am so in love with You
The simplest of all love songs
I want to bring to You, oh yeah
So I’ll let my words be few, hey
Jesus, I am so in love with You
And I’ll stand in awe of You, Jesus
Yes, I’ll stand in awe of You
And I’ll let my words be few
Jesus, I am so in love with You”
Phillips Craig & Dean lyrics
 

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