A little something I wrote today early morning in my delight. We have been experiencing a mini drought and I suddenly heard the pitter patter, smelt the change in the air, felt the difference!
Satiating parched earth while
Birds chirp morning songs.
When we can enjoy all these things as holy, “the world becomes a communion of subjects more than a collection of objects.” These words were said by Fr. Thomas Berry (1914–2009) who changed from theologian to geologian. For more on this epiphany of theologian to geologian, and the man himself, check out the following link: http://thomasberry.org/life-and-thought/about-thomas-berry/geologian
I grow every day, in so many ways.
I shrink in a few too!
I discern as I pray and contemplate;
I begin each ‘morn anew.
When there is heat later in the day,
Early outdoor work is the way.
Was working on trimming the low hanging from that tree,
Discovered a bird’s nest just waiting for me to see.
“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman quote from the book ‘The Living Wisdom of Howard Thurman: A Visionary for Our Time’
This reminded of someone who said this succinctly a lot earlier, St. Catherine of Siena, whose feast day is today. One of her famous quotes says:
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.”
There is a free screening of the St. Catherine of Siena movie available through the end of tomorrow, link follows, if anyone is interested in learning more about this remarkable individual: https://special.wordonfire.org/stcatherinebook?
“I think 99 times and find nothing.
I stop thinking, swim in the silence,
and the truth comes to me.”
— Albert Einstein
In stillness it is found. In silence it is known.
Yet, LORD, you are our father;
we are the clay and you our potter:
we are all the work of your hand.
We are all the result of God’s fingerprints. Divinely inspired
Steam rising from cuppa’ chai
Untouched snow from home across the road….downhill…
Miles and miles as far as the eye can see.
A Friday of beauty,
A day of unparalleled whites.
Japanese worldview centered on the imperfect, the impermanent, the incomplete.
“There is beauty and humility in imperfection”
– Guillermo del Toro
The idea of the perfectly imperfect, for as Leonard Cohen sang in Anthem,
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”