“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
Start by doing what is necessary.
The open door, the broom on the hearth.
The windows open to the breeze.
The curtains flutter.
Outside, plant a seed and water it.
Sweep, cook, and water.
Then do what’s possible.
Gaze at the sunset.
Trace patterns in the dirt with a broom.
Behold the light.
Then, between the possible and the impossible,
like Mary, utter the cry: “How can this be?”
For light strikes the soul like a meteor burning in the atmosphere,
and suddenly the improbable takes on flesh.