Returning to Life After Being Dead
When I am feeling dreary, annoyed, and generally unimpressed by life, I imagine what it would be like to come back to this world for just a day after having been dead. I imagine how sentimental I would feel about the very things I once found stupid, hateful, or mundane. Oh, there’s a light switch! I haven’t seen a light switch in so long! I didn’t realize how much I missed light switches! Oh! Oh! And look — the stairs up to our front porch are still completely cracked! Hello cracks! Let me get a good look at you. And there’s my neighbor, standing there, fantastically alive, just the same, still punctuating her sentences with you know what I’m saying? Why did that bother me? It’s so… endearing.
~Amy Krouse Rosenthal
when there are no words, we lean into space and meaning simply is….
inquiry for today~ come into night with a dream, a memory, and a sorrow ready for release………
When everything falls apart and nothing works and there is nothing to stand on- there is this something much bigger than us, this Presence of God, that just emerges and holds us. This something infuses Itself into whatever is happening and starts doing the work of healing. And, so in the end it is not even clear who is helping whom. And it’s all Grace. And that’s when action becomes contemplation. That’s when this work becomes prayer. ~Safoura Nourbakhsh