The sun was pressing kisses against the earth when I stepped outside after lunch, my whole being lapping up the glorious warmth of it. I shut my eyelids against the brightness, feeling a drift of a breeze flutter over my eyelids. Then Matthew's voice pulsed like distant chimes against my ears.
"I don't want the world to be upside down,"
he said to Dad, who was doing something near him. "I don't want the world to be upside down, 'cause I don't want to be squashed by a plane."
I laughed at the childish innocence of it, and my ears suddenly opened to the truth in my little brother's words. Sometimes, in our little existence, we feel that our world is tossed upside down, our lives shaken by the endless turning of the earth.
And yet, suddenly
, there is a breathless joy in the uncertainty of that thought. Our lives are turning, like the earth, held by a hand we cannot see...
in the infinite truth that the world cannot stop turning, unless He
stops it, and we are safer here, in this topsy-turvy world, than we would be in a perfect, flat world, where nothing could go wrong, where we were in control, our lives in our own hands
I felt like Christopher Columbus, standing beneath a sky blue with spring, my head touched with joy, discovering peace in the thought that, after all... I live in an upside-down world.
, an aspiring writer, lives with her family in Rambellwood, Texas. You can read the blog A Banner of Crimson, full of Emma’s poetic writings and her sister Johanna’s beautiful photos. http://abannerofcrimson.blogspot.com/
Or you can head over to The Band at Rambellwood, the Ramsey family’s band, and listen to the songs Emma and her siblings created. http://rambellwoodband.blogspot.com/
to press kisses - tisknout polibky
to step outside - vykročit ven
to lap up the glorious warmth - užívat si nádherného tepla
eyelids - oční víčka
drift of a breeze - závan vánku
to flutter - chvět se, třepetat se
distant chimes - vzdálené zvonky
'cause = because
squashed - rozmáčknutý
childish innocence - dětská, dětinská nevinnost
our world is tossed upside down - náš svět se převrátil vzhůru nohama
shaken - otřesený
breathless - bezdechý
infinite truth - věčný pravda
topsy-turvy - na hlavu postavený
aspiring writer - začínající spisovatelka; snaží se být spisovatelkou
head over to - zamířit někam