Potter.  In the palm of your hands, rolling, forming.  Holding up your clay with the tips of your fingers and then placing it in the atmosphere.

Chef.  Measuring out the water, holding up, tilting, splashing the oceans onto the clay of the earth.  Glancing through the pantries.  Choosing a container, removing the lid and sprinkling out the seeds upon the ground.

Conductor.  Your baton is held in your right hand, your left hand held up.  Paused.  Gently sway, lowered, lowered.  Then you lift your right.  The trees rise.  Your left hand raises the flowers.  The grandest symphony.  All of creation applauds

Artist.  Painting the sunset, adding a mountain here and a flower there.  Your hand on your chin as you take a step back.  Yes, let’s paint a river here.  And a bit more stars there.

Scientist.  Beakers, hot plate, goggles, and gloves.  The equations are figured, the findings are calculated.  Science is a great study of the measurements of your creation.

King.  Your wisdom sets laws, your justice carries them out.  No evil is tolerated, no criminal roams free.  Opportunity and freedom flourish.

Father.  Wrapped in your arms, you kiss my cheeks.  A proud smile spreads across your face, lifted to your knee, your finger touches my nose and then you say, “My child, just wait, the best is yet to come.”

21 thoughts on “Maestro

  1. Caroline,
    Always a pleasure to read your blog. Wrote about your post, Arise on my blog in a post called Why do we follow? Come read and thanks for following. Your reply to me was the hug I needed.


  2. Hi Caroline – I’m so sorry to leave this message here. (Tacky, am I right?) Alas, there’s no option on your site for contacting you via email.

    I’ve been reading your blog for the past month or so now, and have been totally entranced by your writing. Thank you for sharing your experience and journey.

    I’m actually writing because I am at the beginning stages of creating a new collaborative website dedicated to redefining religion for younger spiritual seekers; a resource blog that I’m hoping will offer a new perspective on traditional spirituality. (This isn’t a hoax, I promise, and I’m not a crazy person. … Well, that last part is debatable, but anyway, this note is legitimate.) I’m looking for bloggers from all of the “major” faiths to contribute their own personal stories and perspectives as a way to get people engaged in conversation about religion in a positive way. After finding your blog I wanted to extend an invitation to you to contribute to our site as a Christian author. I’d love to hear more of your experience as a Christian, and the ways in which Christianity has benefited and enhanced your life.

    The website is just now being developed so there isn’t any content currently; before launch I’d ideally like to have contributors from every faith aboard, but you’re welcome to take a look at the mission statement at to see if it’s anything you might be interested in. I’d love to have you on board.

    Of course, I realize that this email is coming out of nowhere, so please feel free to ask me any questions you may have about the vision for the blog, or anything else, at bonni [at] bonnithompson [dot] com.

    Looking forward to hearing from you!


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