Everything That Was Broken – March 11 2021

Everything That Was Broken – March 11 2021

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 Reservation, MT