“I need a vacation!” Have you ever said that or something similar? That desire to escape, get away from it all and find respite betrays a longing to find a space uncluttered by concerns and commitments.
Not long ago, I had the good fortune to spend time on retreat. Part of the experience included exploring several poems. My favorite was The Layers by Stanley Kunitz.
The leader read the poem as we followed on our own copies. A particular phrase sat heavy in my ear
Live in the layers
Not on the litter.
When I was a teenager, my friends and I often used the phrase, “kind of” (usually pronounced, “kind-a”) as a statement of minor interest or attraction, as in, “Do you want to go to the movies?” “I kind-a do.” Or, “Do you like the cake?” “Kind-a.”
To say, “kind of…” meant that we were inclined toward the subject but not yet committed. We were leaning that way.
Season of Forgiveness encourages and equips people to live happier, healthier, more productive lives through understanding and acceptance.