Then I got clothes hung out on the line. It's not the first time for that this year, but it's good to do it. Even if my neighbor's look at me a little strange.
Nils and I took our first bike ride of the season this afternoon. And yes, I'm out of shape (and also a hybrid bike is not the ideal for pulling a bike trailer with on the road). We came back a bit muddy, but the fresh air and exercise were good.
Springtime is a refreshing reminder of how we're connected to the world around us. The litter everywhere is a reminder that we seldom respect that connection--nor God's mandate to care for the earth.
The ancient Celtic Christians were keenly aware of their connection to the earth. Creation was a place they met God. So it is fitting today to close once again with a prayer attributed to St. Patrick: