We arrive, ultimately anticipating our meeting.
We tell him- the patient host- that we are going to linger long.
Laughter, silliness, elation just ooze out-
in the company of authenticity
of acceptance, quirks and all…
of safety with struggles and celebration of treasures.
A jumping in to previous tempo of friendship,
Smiles and sadness mingled together in a beautiful heap
Known and knowing and asking and being asked
Heart seen and cared for
Realness drawn out by trustworthiness over time
Fellowship, breaking bread, giving thanks
At home in a new place.
Time takes flight and night sets in-
until we meet again, we’ll remember
abundant life, rare gift
beauty that rises from ashes and ages with grace.