I Love This Picture

pencilsI love it because you saw something.
 
No: rather, something invited your gaze to linger and see beauty,
And you paused long enough to catch this wisp
Before it passed like a plaything through the hands of a child.
 
You will say that you just took a picture.  You are young.
I will say that you just listened to God.
 
For that is how God works:
You feel the movement first, then act,
And the movement stays with you like the lingering sounds of the bell rung,
Till even the silence is delicious and free. 
 
You have captured this picture.
But even more, the picture has captured you.

 

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Tim Muldoon is the author a number of books, including The Ignatian Workout, Longing to Love, and The Ignatian Workout for Lent, as well as many essays. He edits the journal Integritas: Advancing the Mission of Catholic Higher Education, a publication of the Boston College Roundtable. He, his wife, and their children live west of Boston.

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