I FELT LIKE CRYING

ROSE

“God is the present tense. That’s why it’s so hard to seize the moment. God is the eternal now. We either chase the past or escape into the future, place our whole hope in the future. Whereas faith, hope, and love must ripen in the present. That’s why we ignore time, waste it, kill it. We’re killing God.”

“I felt like crying, but I denied myself that pleasure, since Janek was supposed to come over. But he called to say he couldn’t come because he was washing the dachshund, who was going to see Monika Zeromska’s dog tomorrow. A major event. So I cry, corporeal, not spiritual tears. My voice is swollen on the phone.

‘Child!’ says Mrs. Z.”

“The tomb is a gate. No one saw Christ rise from the dead. With good reason. Everything on “faith.” God always hides in a cloak of uncertainty.”

Anna Kamienska, From A Nest of Quiet: A Notebook 


 
MAKING GOOD USE OF MY TIME DURING AN AFTERNOON WALK.
SAN MARINO, CA

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