Day 22: Tempo

When you have four kids and a job, life moves at a pretty fast tempo. That tempo usually looks a little something like this:

Picture, if you will, a bumblebee as you’re listening. Or even a hummingbird. Actually, a hummingbird might work better. Especially when I was in college and working and dealing with all the kids’ stuff, I kinda felt like this melody line. Even without the added pressure of college coursework, though, there are times where my life feels like I have to move at warp speed in order to keep up.

Or, you know, at ludicrous speed. Whatever.

But lately? Lately life has been a whole lot slower, even with all the kids at home. Lately, life has been a little more “Resting in the Peace of His Hands” than “Flight of the Bumblebee”:

Okay, so that actually wasn’t the song I was thinking of. I was actually thinking of “Hands of Mercy” by Julie Giroux, but I couldn’t recall the name of the song. “Resting in the Peace of His Hands” is still apt, but so is “Hands of Mercy,” which I’m now listening to because why not?

Band music is awesome. 😉

“Hands of Mercy,” of course, is heartrendingly sad, but awesome nonetheless. The program notes at the Wind Repertory Project are well worth a read; she wrote this piece in memory of her niece, Grace, and the program notes tell the whole story. In short:

She was an angel.
Not many can say they have held an angel.

While I’m grateful for this new slower pace, I would like for life to return to some semblance of normal soon. I know it probably won’t happen, but a girl can dream, right?

What about you – what’s your tempo like these days?

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