The aim of Reflections from Brightfield is to spark maturity-building reflections. Each post will encourage you to glean from the past, live fully in the present, and prepare for the future harvest —in other words, to embrace eternity.

Meet the Blogger: Avery Now

Having taught 67 students by age 18, Avery is strong advocate for tackling (and writing about!) challenging experiences. She has shared her love of the English language in the Dominican Republic and served as an Introductory Spanish Instructor for a cooperative homeschool learning group in Ohio.

Avery’s short story “The Fainting Jar” has been featured on HelpTeaching.com as elementary curriculum, and she has written a series of product descriptions for a local game show.

Currently, Avery majoring in Spanish with the intention of continuing her teaching career as a missionary after college.

Avery is particularly fond of Puerto Rican rap music, Dickens novels, lampposts, and 90% dark chocolate.


“The Bright Field”

-R. S. Thomas-

I have seen the sun break through
to illuminate a small field
for a while, and gone my way
and forgotten it. But that was the
pearl of great price, the one field that had
treasure in it. I realise now
that I must give all that I have
to possess it. Life is not hurrying

on to a receding future, nor hankering after
an imagined past. It is the turning
aside like Moses to the miracle
of the lit bush, to a brightness
that seemed as transitory as your youth
once, but is the eternity that awaits you.


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