“In water that departs forever and forever returns, we experience eternity.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
This reminds me so much of a recent quote journaled from Cynthia Bourgeault: “What kind of water might be the continuous source of its own replenishment?”
In Christ all things hold together. ~Colossians 1:17
“May I be the tiniest nail in the house of the universe, tiny but useful.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
From Richard Rohr Daily Meditations: “The choice to divest oneself of comfort and safety, to stand with the marginalized and affirm their dignity, seems more important than ever. That has always been the Christ path…” ~Ellen Haroutunian, https://cac.org/helen-haroutunian-2017-02-28/
From Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations: “No matter the outcome of political machinations and the strivings of empire, there is a quiet stream of loving resistance that values the true riches of the Kingdom of God–the poor, the vulnerable, the oppressed, the marginalized. It is the way that leads to Life.” ~Ellen Haroutunian, https://cac.org/helen-haroutunian-2017-02-28/
“The poet sits, or if it is a fluid moment, he scribbles some words upon the page. … An unsolvable disharmony of such work–the mind so hotly fired and the body so long quiescent–will come sooner or later to revolution, will demand action!” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
The Gospel liberates the inner light of love; and love can hold paradox.
I am moved by the mystery of how light is both particle and wave, depending on the questions you ask of light. I don’t pretend to understand what that means. Somehow I trust that Love has the power to hold that mystery.
“The pine tree, the leopard, the Platte River, and ourselves — we are at risk together, or we are on our way to a sustainable world together. We are each other’s destiny.” ~Mary Oliver, Upstream
(Oh dear… I feel the need to tell you that the speck on the image by the ‘c’ was a piece of granola. No need to clean your screen.)
“edge” ~ a word and concept found often in Mary Oliver’s Upstream
“The heart’s perception is pattern oriented. It perceives the whole and then discerns its own place within that whole.” ~Cynthia Bourgeault