The Song of the Wind

Yesterday, the winds blew through, causing the trees to dance and apples to drop from bending branches.

I see him standing in the bay, this child of mine whose heart has been churning these past few days.

Eyes fixed on swaying leaves.

And then he is out there, face lifted to the wind. I see his heart soar up to the top of the pear tree, and sway down to kiss the earth.

He sits on the porch, alone, for a time; brow pensive…as if listening.

I restrain myself from joining him, for he is hearing what I heard as a young girl. This is for his ears alone.

He returns to my arms and we watch the dance of the trees together.


He pauses.


“Sometimes, the wind sounds like…music.”

Oh, how my heart smiles.

“Yes, it does. I wonder what song it is singing?”

He ponders this but does not respond. And then he is off.

I watch the dance of the trees alone. Branches sway, bodies bend. I hear the music…it plays my song.

For how often do I feel this way, bending and waving in the winds of life? I’ve never seen the beauty of this dance until this very moment, too often I am afraid of breaking.

I am this tree. The winds lift me high and swing me down low. I ride this breeze, fearfully, joyfully…

Oh, the beauty of it all! The beauty of a life that hears the music of the wind.


  1. says

    Yesterday was a beautiful day in Oklahoma (at least in my part).
    There was a very cool, gentle breeze all day long. I opened up the windows and enjoyed every minute of it.
    Your writings always bless me.

  2. says

    Thank you Laura for your oh so kind words to me. Thank you for listening to Love’s Voice. I felt that balmy breeze of first fall on my face as I walked this morning breathing in the austin air borrowed from our author. So love hearing from you!

  3. says

    I love your writing Laura. Seriously, it’s absolutely beautiful, unique and just a straight peek into your heart. Love it my friend.
    And you too.

    SO GLAD you are doing this Lisa Whittle study!! Can hardly wait to read your inputs. I liked the “TerKeurst Tuesday” thing you have going on…too bad I can’t move it to Wednesdays so you could have “Whittle Wednesday’s”! 🙂

  4. says

    That was beautiful, Laura. It reminded me of these verses.

    ~Mark 4:40-41
    He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
    They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”~

    God Bless,

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