Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Work in Progress

 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.  
Jacob Boehme

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

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