Friday, December 30, 2011

Open.

I drop fragments from my life
like the crumbs from my breakfast toast.

They are bits and pieces,
dots of moments.

Open,

...strewn,
haphazardly
for others' eyes
to pick up.

I tap a phrase,
poke out the phonics
to quote the words,
the letters that spell out my life
in that moment.

There they are,
as I see them...

entering the eyes
of somebody else
who may not see them as I have.

My day
is
now
shown
in
those
words.

I sit back.
I push a control
nuzzled under the palm of my hand.

I see other's words.
Moments from their day.
Thousands of miles away.

Tap. 
Tap.
Click.
A screen masquerade.
Friends.
Family.
College roommates.
Childhood friends.
New friends.
Fellow church people.
Acquaintances.
Strangers.

Reaching across the miles.


God.

He sees.
He sees the intricate web that ties all those status updates together:

Life.

He knows the face behind the words;
the feelings that wrap the phrases;
the life lived out.
He sees us as we truly are:
Open.

The gift He has bestowed.

Behind every key pushed,
every letter typed,
every thought and moment relayed...

a breath.

Facebook?


Lifebook.



Joining
where we write unedited for 5 minutes.


7 comments:

  1. "He knows the face behind the words; the feelings that wrap the phrases; the life lived out."

    I am so grateful He can see all and know all. We are so much more to Him than the strings of "letters that spell out" our lives.

    Your words here are lovely. So beautifully said. I'm so glad I stopped by.

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  2. Yep. It's amazing, isn't it?

    =)

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  3. Lifebook! this is what I feel this wonderland of blogging and such is...

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  5. truly enjoyed reading this ~ exquisite description of this blogging thing so many of us have chosen to do.

    many blessings in this new year!

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  6. So very, very, rich....Think you captured it....I love the crumbs you've dropped for us today....and everyday....Happy Friday. (Wow - how did that happen already??) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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