Ponder: If this picture were a parable, who would be whom? Is God the tender gazer on the right, the half-absent person attached to the left-hand knee? Is God the little one, laughing Her head off, or the sand itself, covering us all? And who are you?

Pray: Holy One, it’s been too long since I felt sand between my toes (and my everything else); too long since I felt this kind of surrender and trust. Cover me with your sandy sweetness, hold me still, just for a moment. Amen.

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