I didn't know
What I didn’t know.
I thought I could stay safely in my head.
I thought I could leave my personal life at the door.
I thought I could focus on someone else’s emotional life.
And God laughed -
an open-mouth, full-belly exuberant
outpouring of mirth.
Instead, I dissolved into my chair.
I fought to keep tears from escaping my chest.
I beheld the turmoil in my own heart.
God’s re-formation of my life was just beginning.