When can we start?

“When can we start?” Isn’t it interesting – how different this sounds depending on whether it’s a child or grown-up speaking?

Eagerness versus caution. Impatience to begin contrasting with fear of inadequate preparation. Wide-eyed excitement or sucking of teeth…

Today, I want to choose the child-like way. Holding nothing back, stepping onto new ground and trusting myself to the grace of beginning.

And taking the bread of yesterday’s blessing from John O’Donohue – For a new beginning – as sustenance for the journey.