Alphabytes are object meditations
that move through the alphabet two times
in the course of the fifty-two weeks in the year.
“Zoom Lens” introduces the last of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide:
autumn in the north, spring in the south.
Alphabytes in Kingdomtide: “Nose” to “Zoom Lens”
I need a zoom lens for this year that is over—an inner eye that
widens the angle to catch the whole landscape
from the first Advent Candle
to the exalted light of Christ the King.
And then a turning of the lens zooms
into an hour and minute’s meaning,
as each is cycled into days that make wholeness of the year,
as some great search for clues or fingerprints.
A tiny drop of blood carries with it the whole of a life’s unique, wide expanse.
So too, the way you live each moment
says something about how your whole year is,
for every moment’s yes or no to life
sets the flow of time’s next movement,
just as the energy of the flow is released by repentance.
Whatever you see—whether close up or far away—
is filed away in the pages of the Book of Life, ever to be perfected
as you pause and relish each page,
creating change by grace
in the empty pages that lie stretched out before you.