“Dear Lord, I have swept and I have washed but still nothing is as shining as it should be for you. Under the sink, for example, is an uproar of mice it is the season of their many children. What shall I do? And under the eaves…” — Mary Oliver
Uncertain times are risky times. It is risky to take a step into the unknown, or to step over the edge and learn to fly along the way. It is risky to let go of control and step into spaces uncertain of the outcome.
Why is it worth taking a risk? What is worth taking a risk for?
Why am I drawn to the olive tree? Is it the beauty and flavor of it’s fruit? The oil that speaks of anointing? The olive branch as a symbol of peace and offer of reconciliation? The hardiness of the tree that can withstand extreme conditions?