Given the choice of what to do on any given random nice day, I’d spend it inside. I’d play with words and ideas, I’d dig into storytelling, whether digital or analog. Right now, for example, I’m here.
In contrast, right now Nancy is out planting flowers in front of our house. Earlier, she was planting grass in our back yard. Or, more accurately, sedge.
When I think of which one of us is more grounded, that’s easy.
I’m pretty sure that what gives the two of us strength together is that we are not identical. Our strengths (and weaknesses) complement (and occasionally compliment) each other.
I’m thinking about this kind of support and interaction today because of a wonderful handbell concert last night. I will write more about that concert later, because it deserves its own post. However, what was clear was that what creates delightful and powerful music and marriage and ministry in not identicalness. It is common purpose and diversity of gifts, talents, interests, skills, handbells, mallets, and passions.
After all, if Nancy didn’t love the earth so much, what would I have to write about? And if I didn’t write, how would YOU see this part of her soul?