I went to church today. For about 15 minutes. By that I mean I stood inside looking out the window and watching a squirrel do his thing getting ready for winter. No anxiety. Nothing on his mind except whatever he was doing. And he lives OUTSIDE!! And he’s a lot lower on the food chain than I am! If only all God’s creatures could live so care-free. Oh wait — they all do. Except we humans. We think we’re so advanced, but for all we’ve gained, we’ve lost a lot that can help us live happily.
Then he was up a tree and church was dismissed, but not before I had gotten a chance to peer through the veil just for a moment — to see through to the other side. After that, I didn’t return to real life. Real life was what I had to leave behind after the squirrel disappeared, leaving me to return to my work on this side of the veil — this far less substantial side.