Delightful Isolation


Delightful isolation!

By happy chance I would not

have wanted to be alone with anyone

but you; and here we are in quarantine.


All those primordial promises

Made with rapturous innocence

Now find themselves weighted with life and time and love

Showing up as immense investments made long ago.


How could we have known

The journey we have taken?

We were euphoric fools skipping from the altar

headlong into covenantal duty.


Who could have predicted our path?

The children, the misses, the breaks, the falls?

The failures and successes that masked themselves

in the camouflage of life?


Now is the joy of contentment not ecstasy.

Now is the moment of truth.

Now is our best year

For it is the now of being together with you.


May this be a satisfying solitude

whereby happy chance I am

not alone with anyone but you

here in delightful isolation.

Delightful Isolation, for our 37th wedding anniversary; for such a time as this.

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.
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2 Responses to Delightful Isolation

  1. Donna M says:

    Happy Anniversary!

    Liked by 1 person

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