by Andrew Taylor-Troutman
The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof
~ Psalm 24:1
I sing of the ordinary! Of chairs, pillows, bedside tables, yawns, giggles, and a looooong stretch; of T-shirts, lamps, backyard swing sets; of afternoon snacks, welcome mats, and water — the most typical is also the most essential. This psalm is not meant to dampen enthusiasm for grand events and festive celebrations; but to make music like crickets, or rain showers through leafy trees — soft, repetitive, almost unnoticed; yet grateful and glad-hearted that I did.
Andrew Taylor-Troutman is the author of Gently Between the Words: Essays and Poems and pastor of Chapel in the Pines Presbyterian Church in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.