Lighter than Air

On a month’s notice, he took the job.

They sold their home, packed, and relocated

from a quiet lakeside home with a yard and trees

to a townhouse in a city of millions,

and millions.

To a concrete yard.

To a treasure hunt, of sorts, where—

while I’m here for a while—

we’re hunting the beautiful

in cracks and edges.

And when we skip to the beach,

we’re lighter than air.


I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

If I go up to heaven, you are there;

If I go down to the grave, you are there.

If I ride the wings of the morning . . .

If I dwell by the farthest oceans,

even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

I could ask the darkness to hide me

and the light around me to become night—

but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.

—Psalm 139:7-12

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

4 thoughts on “Lighter than Air

  1. Thanks Cheryl For Saturday Morning Fix.
    Love Your Thoughts. Being There For The Kids And Grands!
    I’m Sure Blake And The Pups Are awaiting Your Arrival Home Too.
    Take Care, Love You!❤️

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