Spring has come early to Maine this year. We had our first snowfall in October followed by a mild winter. It was a gorgeous day today so I decided to wash a winter's worth of salt and dirt off my car. As I often did back in my younger days, I listened to some of my favorite music. You might think I'd listen to something Greek and it's true, that I do so frequently but like most folks, I'm complicated. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Having spent a good part of my life in the South I have a passion for country music, especially a singer named Patsy Cline.
I threw a CD of her songs into my car's CD player and went to work while a sipped on a bottle of cold beer. There's nothing like washing a car on a Spring day, the sun beating down on you, warming your bones, while you work up a thirst. Having finished washing my wheels I threw the car doors wide open, turned up the volume, and sat down on my front porch. I leaned back in my chair, my feet resting on the porch rail, listening to Patsy's sweet voice. Even the birds were singing back-up for her.
None of us can be sure what is in store for us in the after life, but I think God gives us a taste of heaven during our earthly lives now and then. Moments that are beautiful, full of good memories or thoughts, filled with love and peace. Today was little bit of heaven, a rest stop on the railway of life, traveling to God's embrace.