Blog #27: Living Light in Summertime

July 15, 2021
Christ Church Vienna community members
Instead of our regular Living Light blogs, we are publishing haikus composed by parishioners and readers in July and August, sharing moments of joy or reflection in caring for creation. The invitation is to compose a creation-minded thought or observation in three lines, the first one with five syllables, the second one with seven syllables, the third with five syllables again. Please send us your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will publish new ones weekly!
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My little tree spends/
its day looking outside and/
waving at big trees
 
I own a small lemon tree, which sits on a stool by the window so that it can get as much light as possible. I live in a part of Vienna with very little green space but lots of beautiful trees that line the roads and so all day long my little tree looks through the glass at its large, gracious siblings. I haven't the heart to tell it that it'll never grow so big - or perhaps it worries that my expectations are too high. Watching them reminds me of the strange, funny way the blind man in Mark 6 describes seeing for the first time, he says: 'I can see people, but they look like trees, walking.' From my window, I can imagine the trees striding down the pavement in the summer light - or my tree sitting at the window to enjoy the shade cast by their leaves.
(GB)
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Inspired? Send your haikus to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Or any other idea or thought, of course. We'll make sure it becomes part of Living Light in Summertime. Have a great summer! We look forward to hearing from you!