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Practicing Resurrection II

This picture is part of a series of six-word stories that capture Wendell Berry’s provocative idea of “practicing resurrection.”

Six-Word Story Rising Up

In late April the pathway around a lake near my house flooded. The walkway and surrounding fields were inundated by two days of torrential rains. Nearly every living thing was underwater.

Flood April 28-29 2013

In late June my daughter and I took a walk down to the lake. The path was dry and the plants were bursting with life and bloom. A butterfly greeted us and drank from the nectar of a flower. Nature and life were practicing resurrection.