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Spark


Dreams and wishing
part of the woven light
of the human soul
glittering and bright
shaping all we become
a spark to light the fire

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The past is haunting me
my sins things I can’t let go
your kisses promise me more
but I cannot know
where you will take me
with all your promises (more…)

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Touch me and hold me close.
Ignore it, when I push you away.
Give me only a little space.
But don’t let me run away. (more…)

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Too much
laid before me,
so many miles to go.
seeming, no purpose,
I struggle on.
how can I not?
giving in the same
as crumbling away.
my dust and ash
without meaning.
but forward?
there is the promise
of something new.
a possibility
of mattering,
if only
to a single person.

Dreaming


Dreams are imagining being.
Believing in dreams is creating reality.
A single voice in a crowd
cannot overcome the cacophony. Read the rest of this entry

Taking Notice


Make a Diffrence

I cannot say enough about how important I think it is that we notice the people around us. A lot fo things in this world would improve if we could just notice each other. It is all too easy to get caught up in the hurry of our day and our own problems. But I really believe that helping others will help you. So, go out into the world today and try to notice someone around you. Notice what they are wearing. Notice what they need. Notice how you could make their life just a tiny bit better. Notice someone and do something about it.

A Bitterness


I believe you did not have a happy life.
I believe you were cheated.
I believe your best friends were loneliness and misery,
I believe your busiest enemies were anger and depression.
I believe joy was a game you could never play without stumbling.
I believe comfort, though you craved it, was forever a stranger.
I believe music had to be melancholy or not at all.
I believe no trinket, no precious metal, shone so bright as
your bitterness.
I believe you lay down at last in your coffin none the wiser
and unassuaged.
Oh, cold and dreamless under the wild, amoral, reckless, peaceful
flowers of the hillsides.

— Mary Oliver, “A Bitterness” Read the rest of this entry

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Dreaming
we whisper to the sky
hoping for the Divine
and transcendance
we long for that which we cannot hold
and our arms ache
in the grasping
of everything that we cannot keep

National Geographic: The Gospel of Judas


*****

This is an excellent documentary that opens the door to consideration of some of the most basic christian teachings. This post really isn’t a review of the documentary, but rather a discussion of the implications and ideas presented within it. Read the rest of this entry

Prayer


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Of the Earth, our flesh.
Of the Waters, our blood.
Of the Wind, our breath.
Of the Fire, our soul.
Of these we are made.
Of these, we shall return.
And from us, so the next shall be made.
So lay upon the earth
and know
Her embrace.

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