What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love--
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.
Your life is your life, don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
Where do you see a window you can open for a subtle sacrament to slip into your day?
to fashion universes out of emptiness
“Some of his poems are as if he’s consoling God for what’s happened to his creation”
What a kindness she showers upon me, not letting me skip any steps, or leave not even one stone unturned.
Many on the spiritual path rightfully long for a sudden point in time when a shift happens
Sea Stars is the musical collaboration of Kurt Baumann and Katie Gray.
All will come again into its strength: the fields undivided, the waters undammed,
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