watchnight 2022

We met among alphabets.  I saw myself Greek: walking the walls, inviolate as logic, mistress of philosophy’s glassy tongue. Translation came slow.  I learned to trust Hebrew’s rich misreadings, risk reading between the lines: language of faith, our leap in the dark. ‘Among Alphabets’  Helen Tookey And when night comes, and you look back overContinue reading “watchnight 2022”

whole: day 13

She who is centered in the Source* can go where she wishes, without danger. She perceives the universal harmony, even amid great pain, because she has found peace in her heart. Tao Te Ching ((cited in The Rule of Benedict, Joan Chittister (210)) * This line reads ‘She who is centered in the Tao’ inContinue reading “whole: day 13”

whole: day 10

Something has reached out and taken in the beams of my eyes. There is a longing, it is for his body, for every hair of that dark body. All I was doing was being, and the Dancing Energy came by my house. His face looks curiously like the moon, I saw it from the side,Continue reading “whole: day 10”

whole: day 3

Genuine wholeness in the spiritual life … requires unflinchingly facing one’s hollowness.  The harshness of the desert exacts a stripping away of every chimera and self-delusion for the sake of what is real.  “Delight in the truth,” exhorts Donald Nicholl. “Truth tastes better with each illusion that evaporates.” The Solace of Fierce Landscapes, Belden C.Continue reading “whole: day 3”