Everything That Was Broken – February 13 2020

Everything that was broken has

forgotten its brokenness. I live

now in a sky-house, through every 

window the sun. Also your presence.

Our touching, our stories. Earthy

and holy both. How can this be, but 

it is. Every day has something in 

it whose name is Forever.

Mary Oliver, Everything That was Broken,

from the collection FELICITY

Earthy and holy both

Not demonizing our human-ness, nor exalting the idea of divinity; but knowing that the job of being a human involves seeing the holy in all things at all times. Even in ourselves. Even though we come from brokenness.

Like a modern day Blake:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand 

And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 

And Eternity in an hour

Reminding us that there is no separation. There is no place to get to. It is here. We are here.

Every day has something in 

it whose name is Forever.

Today I will become present to what is, knowing that ‘what is’ can be made of nothing but the divine.

Mustangs, Crow Indian Reservation, Montana

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