ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
Fourth in a series of plein aire paintings, painted on window shades. This one depicts wind.
Life is but a whisper in the scheme of things,
We take our first inhalation of air and begin a journey,
So far we’ve been safely enshrouded within our mother’s womb –
Protected from the elements, encased in a familiar space all our own.
We go through the motions of living day by day – learning, trying,
Striving, winning, losing, dreaming,
Each day passes slowly at first as we wait endlessly,
To pass through those early years,
When we finally get there,
The days begin to proceed at a much faster pace.
Still we push forward,
Sometimes gasping for air,
Sometimes choking on it,
And rarely taking time to enjoy the moment,
When we reach the final act, time has no bearing at all,
It speeds by like the wind and carries us to our final destination,
We rest in the safety of our Savior’s arms,
Secure in the knowledge that we are loved,
Feeling the glory of His loving touch.
Come, Lord, Jesus – come quickly!