Apparently, Iowa has a high tolerance for awkward as well.My state made caucus a verb (it was a strange enough noun).
Yesterday, after my very gauche post, my best friend from college sent me an email with this little inspired nugget to capture the lengthier explanation. I love it.
Oh, goodness. I love how a friend can still know you so well, but live so far.
Today I laughed with gumption and it felt spectacular. I'm not sure what to hold responsible, but if I figure it out I'm going back to say thank you. In fact, I wouldn't mind doing some gratitude back-tracking right now before hitting the books and my sweet pillow.
here's some blessings as I counted them today:
the early morning moments when I sit with my coffee and my 3650 Challenge, soaking deep in Truth. the acoustic guitar in the office singing bon iver, adele, and hanson. dreaming about an office space where inspiration happens and stories unfold. the office printer, when it does and doesn't work, is a magical machine. check marks - oh heavens! I am ever-so-thankful for checkmarks in even slightly important places to make me feel legitimate and productive. finding a remote control car in a co-worker's office; laughing like a child. forgetting my lunch and then getting invited to hang with the cool kids. wearing my thrifted boots (thanks, Dad) that make my feet feel like snuggly eskimos. chasing around my cousins and hearing their laughter unleashed. the balance of cousin cate, who loves make believe and cousin charlie, who loves to cuddle.
I know it sounds weird, but I can get riled up (in a good way) about some good-old fashioned mischief, the same way I get excited about mystery. I kind of think they are related. And, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say I think both are, um... holy.
If you've read Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday, then you've at least thought about how God must have a perfect sense of humor and maybe you've wondered (with me) a little bit about what that humor looks like.
I mean, have you ever wondered why we have armpits or why every blade of grass is distinct or why things like treehouses are places where children play, but where insects probably reign?
Do you wonder what His laughter sounds like? I often do.
What did God think of the caucuses in Iowa tonight? Does He giggle at that funny word?
I don't know, but I'm sure excited to find out one day.
let LOVE fly like cRaZy