by Alan Olson
A brown cormorant perches on a railing that separates a patio from a pond, protecting the humans sitting there, overlooking the water. She perceives the people on the patio, her Spirit, unperturbed. She sits in the possibility between the land, water, air, ready to spring into action, inviting us into action.
Alan Olson serves as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Freehold, NJ. He is working on a Doctorate of Ministry in Creative Writing and Public Theology at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.