This morning nothing came at us out of the shadows -- no other dog, or rabid anything, nothing to fear. But, nevertheless, I walked with my flashlight on, so at least other people could see me coming. I was also aware that I enjoyed every step.
As I walked, I sang a song. I make them up, words and all and then I wonder what they mean exactly. I can tell that I am singing about being companioned by what some call God, or the more than is here -- a presence that is not contained in my experience, that is shared, that is mystery. And so, I was companioned by more than my dog, and my anxieties were calmed. May you also be calmed.