Sitting by a warm fire. Warm smore’s, warm company. Not wanting the stillness and the wonder of this moment to pass.
Stopping, to remember..
All the peace, all the spilling over content-joy, all the fullness of the magic of these moments of our lives. However many or few times they show their faces..
They are only and always just that. A moment, a fraction, a mist.
A beautiful shadow of the full-knowing, full-loving, full-wonder to come.
“You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” James 4:14
So, soak it up. Drink it in. And cherish it all.
Spend your one life well and love the one beside you through the ugly-beautifuls of this life. Grasp hold of the magic and child-like wonder but always, always remember. It’s only just a glimpse.
A very, very small glimpse.
“Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.” 1 Corinthians 13:12
Soon, seeing and knowing fully. But not yet.
It’s mist. It’s a moment. It’s a mere fraction of time.
Only one small moment leading into eternity upon eternity of face to face full-knowing.
Of fullest wonder, of fullest life.
“If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world…” C.S. Lewis