road clear

after a long sleep I start the day late with my now usual morning routine –

a few adapted yoga stretches. Rare, very rare for me, I remember a long dream sequence** and

I know – as soon as I lift my legs to Happy Baby pose: The road is clear ahead. In more ways than one. First things first:

A decision due regarding medical treatment in December or January comes quickly – and I begin to look forward to that part of my

planned winter – staying for a few weeks in the east of very roman-catholic Bavaria: As I read online, two significant chaplaincy

posts do not have a priest now but a deacon.

I think that is very promising progress, in my book not so much because deacons don’t have to be celibate but because the laity

inadvertently gets disabused – whether they like it or not – of the special sacramental status of priests who are in fact mere office


Outside torrential rain during all of this morning has stopped and given way to sunshine.

oppressive lifts – joy

everyday remains

sacramental now

*I am not denying that some in the course of training or practice get initiated into true human universal spiritual practice but – that in combination with the heightened esteem they are held in by the public invites abuse of one kind or another, beginning with the way they treat their own immaturity within.

very untypical for this area, a spa and health centre, 10 miles or so from the place where I usually stay when I visit, has for decades had an ecumenical church – protestant together with roman-catholic. (These are historically the two christian dominant denominations in Germany, depending on the region, in feudalistic times, dominance was decided at the pleasure of the respective ruler.)

– An open space where I can breathe.

**towards the end of my stay in town, on a bus; exiting difficult with a movable additional step; I find I have put my purse on the driver’s dashboard. I ask, yes it is there. I feel rushed. Some things planned for the day…

submitted late to open link night at d’Verse:

  • hope they’ll forgive me

~ by Barbara S on October 30, 2021.

12 Responses to “road clear”

  1. I love the way this rambles, much like our thoughts do throughout the day. Thank you for joining us!

  2. So very interesting: I do love a happy baby pose πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing!

  3. A stream of consciousness ~~~ well done!

  4. “I know – as soon as I lift my legs to Happy Baby pose: The road is clear ahead. In more ways than one.” – I don’t know if this was meant to be funny but it made me laugh out loud, thank you! πŸ˜€

    A very interesting thought process throughout this poem.

    Thank you for sharing ❀

  5. I tripped along lightly then felt the rush of activity. And even the anxiety of the misplaced purse! And then the conclusion of peace and equanimity restored!

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