fills the house
that we have to leave the front door open
so that we can allow the sweet smell of heaven to
lighten every moment.
Every trip up and downstairs to do the laundry
every walk to the kitchen to make tea
between computer strokes
is laden, dripping, lightened and coated
with a moment of awe –
breathing in a miracle.
Say a blessing –
Baruch Atah Adonai, Eloheinu Melech ha’olam,Borei atzei v’samim.
Blessed are you, Holy One of Blessing, who creates trees with fragrance.
Amen and Amen.
Jill Zimmerman May 2013