I often wonder what Someday looks like, and I draft maps of it in my mind, as if it were a place one could get to by stepping onto the right train platform at the right time. Not only the right time of day, but the Only Right Time in which one could, indeed, travel to Someday. I think, if I could travel anywhere, and be there right now, Someday would be it. There are so many dreams I have sent on ahead, and they wait for me there.
My Someday is filled with All the Things that elude plain old Today. Today, where laundry, window washing, dirty dishes, and muddy paw prints–from children and the dog–reside.
Someday is where the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, and the Taj Mahal rise from their foundations in old, majestic glory. It’s where Jesus walked, was baptized, lived, and died. Someday is where I will find Middle Earth, Green Gables, and a house in the English countryside where a certain Wardrobe waits.
I may even find the hurting, broken, and downtrodden who have never heard the name of Jesus. Women who are so undervalued that they give birth alone, their babies die, and no one cares. Someday is where I can bring soft, warm, loving, and supportive hands to help them in the great work of womanhood. To perhaps change the world for one woman and her children, by looking her in the eyes and telling her she matters. That her children matter. That she is not alone in the world. Where I can help empower women to work within the worst of circumstances to make a real difference for themselves and their children, hopefully for more than one generation.
Such high hopes I carry for Someday. Somehow, I think getting to Middle Earth might be easier.
What would it be like to reach this Someday, and have the chance to do All The Things my heart yearns to do?
It might feel like blood and sweat and tears and elbow grease. It might feel like a briny wind on my face, and sea foam curling around my toes. It might feel like tropical sunshine and millions of people. I honestly don’t know, but I know it will be Good. The kind of Good that stays with you forever, and sustains you like lembas bread in Mordor.
I am not yet there, but I hope to be. In the meantime, I live in Today, trusting that Someday will come, and learning to be content until I arrive on that train platform at the perfect coming together of times. I have no doubt that I will taste at least a part of Someday in this lifetime. It’s only a matter of when, and the right Doors wide open.
What about you? Where would you travel, if you could get there at the speed of light, today? This post is my assignment for Day 2 of Writing 101.
Grace & Peace,