Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Celestial Fire

“We all know we're going to die; what's important is the kind of men and women we are in the face of this.”
 Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

“I am going to live to be 100!”
she declared stoutly from her hospital bed

looking so frail in her hospital gown

her body bearing evidence of her illness

she is fresh from a walk across the room

“I couldn’t have done that yesterday”

the light in her bright eyes is furious
this is one determined woman
for whom life is still an adventure
still to be lived

out of her 80 something year old frame
the young girl still dances
Spirit driven
forever young

come O Sacred One
fill all your children
with such celestial

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