You can talk about the balm in Gilead But what about the balm Right Here What about the healing of the wounded heart When someone you have harmed gleefully embraces you?
Yes, it is true. I confess, I have thought great thoughts, and sung great songs—all of it rehearsal for the majesty of being held. The dream is awakened when thinking I love you and life begins when saying I love you and joy moves like blood when embracing others with love. My efforts now turn […]
Life, the saying goes, is a journey, and who could argue with that? We’ve all experienced the surprising turns, the nearly-impassible swamp, the meadow of flowers that turned out not to be quite so blissful and benign as we first thought, the crest of the hill where the road smoothed out and sloped toward home. […]
To everything there is a season, and there is an appointed time for every purpose under heaven. Now is the time for turning. The leaves are beginning to turn from green to red and orange. The birds are beginning to turn to storing their food for the winter. For leaves, birds, and animals turning comes […]
We march through this tunnel This dark, everlasting tunnel But I wonder I wonder if the sun is rising I wonder if the light is coming This is for the best That once we have marched through the tunnel to get to where we need to be Maybe the sun will shine on our beautiful […]
On Monday you make pancakes, pay the bills, clean the floor, wipe down the counters, and begin chopping vegetables for soup. As the knife slices the onion thin, you peel away its outer layer and consider committing seppuku at noon. On Tuesday you start the Crock-Pot, dust the blinds, rake the leaves, strip the beds, […]
To invoke Love is to ask for a hug from a thunderstorm, spill tea in the lap of the infinite trickster, to make the biggest, most embarrassing mistake of your life in front of everyone who matters. To invoke Love is to never know if it will come softly, with the nuzzle of a beloved […]
I am resilient I trust the movement I negate the chaos Uplift the negative I’ll show up at the table, again and again and again I’ll close my mouth and learn to listen These times are poignant The winds have shifted It’s all we can do To stay uplifted Pipelines through backyards Wolves howlin out […]