Aren’t there annunciations
of one sort or another
in most lives?

Some unwillingly
undertake great destinies,
enact them in sullen pride,
uncomprehending.

More often
those moments
when roads of light and storm
open from darkness in a man or woman,
are turned away from
in dread, in a wave of weakness, in despair
and with relief.

Ordinary lives continue.

God does not smite them.

But the gates close, the pathway vanishes.

Denise Levertov
1923-97

I am simply going about my business when suddenly… a little annunciation.

I am invited to a new path… to make a commitment… to go out on a limb… to strike out on a new adventure.

Each invitation is unique.

I am asked to enter into something new… the details of which are not yet fully known.

… how will I answer?

The response is mine alone.

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