Tuesday, September 30, 2014

At the end of the day


At the end of the day,
when you slip into your berth
and I slide into mine,
the sly mountain breathes bold color
into your dreams,
and into mine.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Life swirls like clouds


Life swirls like clouds around us,
a drift of possibility
to sweep away the blues --
let's climb up these brief mountains,
then roll down the hills,
our arms full of stars...

Sunday, September 28, 2014

As summer dies away


And just as summer dies away,
her fruits glow everywhere:
sweet promises
to carry us through the winter
until she comes again.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Different, but not alone

I'm hoping you'll remember --
those times when you're in the desert --
that just because you're different,
and there is no other grace
that's quite like yours,
you are never, no, not ever,
you will never be alone.

See the mountains, how they gather?
See the tumbleweeds cluster 'round?
See the clouds, shedding their snow,
just to get closer to the place
where you now stand?

You are never, no, not ever,
no matter how lonely you've been feeling,
you will never be, no, never,
you will never be alone.

Friday, September 26, 2014

The power of perspective

One thing the camera teaches us --
something we all too often,
and all too quickly, forget --
is the power of perspective:
the notion that what
we're capable of seeing
depends so absolutely
on where we stand,
or when and where
and before what
we find ourselves willing
to kneel.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A Sunset Stroll

Take a walk with me,
an easy sunset stroll:
we'll meet down by the sea
and stare across the water
as the sun takes its nightly dip
to cool us all.
I'll watch, and you will, too,
and though we're far apart
our souls will touch,
and smile...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Life at the edge of belonging

"The edge of things is a liminal space -- a very sacred place where guardian angels are especially available and needed.

The edge is a holy place, or as the Celts called it, "a thin place" and you have to be taught how to live there. To take your position on the spiritual edge of things is to learn how to move safely in and out, back and forth, across and return. It is a prophetic position, not a rebellious or antisocial one.
 
When you live on the edge of anything with respect and honor, you are in a very auspicious position. You are free from its central seductions, but also free to hear its core message in very new and creative ways."

-- Richard Rohr