When I was a teenager one of the most important things to me was to be original. It was clear to me that not only did I not fit in, I did not want to. Even sometimes when I was able to “pull it off” by being normal enough or popular enough even for one day, I kind of felt sick to my stomach about it. At the time I did not have language for what I felt. But now I know that who I had to be in the world according to who other people expected me to be – was not who I actually was. But did I even know who I was? Not really. Life did not afford me that many opportunities to SEE or KNOW who I was and so I was in the dark, like many…
We dedicate the entire meal to that conversation, and try to come up with actions steps we can take,
or write about in our poetry or paint about in paintings. This brings so much laughter and togetherness and we take turns choosing the topics.
I get to enter a conversation in some cosmic way, with you. If you were here I would want to know, how you are feeling about the world right now. How your plans are working out. How our economy and it’s blessings and challenges are changing how you live. I would ask you about your loved ones. Who is happy and who is not doing so good. I would want to know, most of all, about your heart. And what you are doing to nurture it.
that wildsih nature
at the center of our personal
answers me back
What do we have here
that is real and true
if not our love?
I am not speaking of romantic
love, or love of stuff or that
which is on the surface of love.
We need 100 more words for love
and the love I am speaking of
lives at #99 deep on the list of levels.
Oh Holy Lady
bring eucalyptus and sage
bring bowls of clear broth
I don’t know what else to do
and I don’t know what is true
but when I do good
I feel God.
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Imagine if the yoga teacher were to say,
now we are going to “build a dream” instead of back into “downward dog” which sounds more like
option number #82 in the sex guide for dummies.
millions around the world
join us in our celebration of “bright sadness’
head bowed down to the ground again
many times tonight we enter more fully
many people here and everywhere