We are beloved companions on a mystic journey, sharing our solitude and holding the world in the divine prayer of love.

"Place your mind before the mirror of eternity! Place your soul in the brilliance of glory. Place your heart in the figure of the divine substance. And transform your whole being into the image of the Godhead Itself through contemplation."
- from St. Clare's third letter to Blessed Agnes of Prague.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Nature Rhythms Are Good For Dancing

Our wedding anniversary arrived perfectly timed for a week of sunshine and full moon on the Pacific Ocean. Flowers bloom among the stones and in clusters that cling to the gigantic bluffs. This morning it came to me that all my efforts (in younger years) to "overcome" nature were just so many steps in the wrong direction. Nature has wisdom far deeper and more whole than any human efforts to improve. Nature has rhythms I want never again to resist -- I want to dance to them.

I woke in the middle of the night -- a brilliant night. From the little balcony I watched the full moon dance.
A dance up such a cliff requires wings or else good sturdy roots.
Dance like Mama Cass--feet firmly planted in mid-air

Dance where emptiness makes a meeting place for darkness and light