One of my Christmas gifts this year was a gorgeous book entitled The Rooftops of Paris.  It delights in the different perspective of a city afforded by its roof-scape. I especially like  these words from French Poet Paul Claudel early on in the book:

Even for the simple taking wing of the butterfly the whole sky is needed.

Isn’t that wonderful? I’m always wary of making New Year’s Resolutions, as they can feel rather like rod for your own back.  However, to appreciate more the greatness of all that God has made would be a start.  To each of us, fragile and cautious like the butterfly, he has given us the whole sky of creation in which to express our love for Him and all that He has made.

Taken in the Loire Valley, holding my breath...