oil & wax on paper, 11"x14"
"You must change your life." To hear serious poems and resist all change is worse than a waste of time; it is dangerous.
God. Love, which awakens our souls and to which we cling
like the splendid mortal creatures that we are, asks us to let it go,
to let it be more than it is if it is only us. To manage this highest
form of loving does not mean that we will be showered with earthly
delights or be somehow spared awful human suffering.
But for as long as we can live in this sacred space of receiving and
releasing, and can learn to speak and be love's fluency, then
the greater love that is God brings a continuous and enlarging air
into our existence. We feel love leave us in unthreatening ways.
We feel it reenter us at once more truly and more strange, like a
simple kiss that has a bite of starlight to it.
Christian Wiman, By love we are lead to God