by E.E. Cummings
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistle s far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it’s
when the world is puddle-wonderful
old balloonman whistles
far and wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing
from hop-scotch and jump-rope and
A friend posted this picture today from http://www.edgarsmission.org.au/, and it delighted me so much I was prompted to share it with you. Edgar’s Mission is a farm animal rescue in Australia. Treat yourself and look at the pictures of all their animals, noticing the apt names they have bestowed upon them.
Buttercup and Raymond remind me of King David dancing with abandon before the Ark of the Covenant. The bounding lambs also recall a time when I walked with a loved one in spring rain and just had to stomp in the mud puddle and splash it all over him. It was so “mud-luscious” I couldn’t resist.
When we throw off the things of adults and put on the heart of a child we enter into spiritual ecstasy. We stand outside of ourselves, outside of mundane ego concerns, leaving us free to relish that spirit space where God lives.
May we all have at least twenty minutes today when we can be creative and throw ego-decorum to the wind!