Life spills out. A drop here or there at first. Then a slosh more. We stumble. The bucket jostles and a mess is made of what was once most precious. A will yet carries us on, our burden heavier and yet our time evaporating.
Security in place, purpose, and heart is but a veil so easily torn. A fish one day swimming free and belonging to its school can, without warning, be held captive in a new world without water. Shocked, confused, and gasping, routine turns impossibly strange.
Waiting alone I’ve wondered, has she taken time to skip through the puddles?
Picture is by Lauren Rushing.