Light is how we find our way around. If you look closely at the peony bud in this photo you can just see a bumble bee taking flight. He or she was careering madly from one bud to another, clearly drawn to the sugary nectar, but frustrated because the buds weren’t yet open for business.
I am quite glad, if I’m honest, that light is the preferred navigation system of our species, but how different life would be if we followed our noses! Instead of the wide and narrow ways, Jesus might have talked of the sweet way lined with roses and the stinky alley, and asked us which one we might be prepared to follow him down.
text and photo © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2017