Saturday, June 20, 2015

Summer Solstice in Southeast Asia


Dawn breaks early in Southeast Asia on this Summer Solstice. The longest day of 2015 - at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere. It will be especially long for me as I fly back home. 12 hour time zone change makes for a seemingly eternal day. 

Melancholy captures my wandering pilgrim soul as I traverse the threshold between the people whom God has called me to and the family and home I so love. The words of an old Bob Seger song drift into my head:

Moving eight miles a minute for months at a time
Breaking all of the rules that would bend
I began to find myself searchin'
Searchin' for shelter again and again
Against the wind
A little something against the wind
I found myself seeking shelter against the wind

I guess planes have gotten a little faster since Bob wrote those lines. With a good tail wind my coracle makes ten miles a minute or more. Too slow to satisfy my desire for home. Too quickly separating me from my calling. 

I return to Bob for closing thoughts:

I've got so much more to think about
Deadlines and commitments
What to leave in, what to leave out
Against the wind
I'm still runnin' against the wind
I'm older now but still running
Against the wind
Well I'm older now and still running
Against the wind

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