Most of us drive one. Some are new. Others are sporty. Many are trucks. Some change gears automatically while others need to be manually shifted. Older models require a key in the ignition. The majority of us choose the vehicle we drive. I suppose it is a reflection of who we think we are. And we are known by our vehicles. On any given day, the cars and trucks in a parking lot offer clues about who’s in the building or neighborhood.
On her CD entitled “World of Wonders” Barbara McAfee sings a song about vehicles. The lyrics are playful and yet poignant. She makes a marvelous claim: “This vehicle makes frequent stops.” But she’s not talking about an automobile at a railroad crossing or traffic light. The vehicle she describes is the human body, that vessel we all inhabit while we’re around on earth. She describes a person whose body is not in constant motion. Stopping to notice. Slowing down to wonder. Ceasing the rushing to catch a breath, a glimpse, the way another’s vehicle operates. How marvelous! And what a perfect follow-up to the title song, “World of Wonders,” the lyrics of which assert “In a world full of wonders, why wouldn’t one of them be you?”
Yes, you! Wonderful you! Wonder-full you no matter what you drive or if you drive! Barbara McAfee arrives this weekend to speak to us, sing with us, park her “vehicle” alongside ours for a while. Come and enjoy the wonder she is. Come and be reminded of the wonder you are! Drive on over! Walk if you prefer! Notice, wonder, and catch on to the goodness around and within you! Check out the full schedule of events and together let’s “Beat the Winter Blahs”!