I love words and what they can do, the same way I love music. Hope you find something that moves you. -jlh

The sacred is in everything and whispers to you wherever you let it. 

“Find the good and beautiful in everything, even and most especially the problematic,” says the Franciscan friar Richard Rohr. 

Alas. The “problematic.” 

Is he talking about the pandemic and how it has transposed life? 

(I think of life as music in a different key). 

This ever-stagnant time of collective frustration? 

(I think of music that doesn’t resolve, rhythms hard to grasp.) 

(Tim-ka, ti-ta-kum, Tam-ti-ka, ti-tam). 

This is the day Yahweh has made. 

This is the day Yahweh has made good. 

Let us rejoice and be glad in it! 

(I think of singing in grade school with the godly banjo man). 

Can we rejoice and not be angry, tired, or afraid, but instead ponder a leaf? 

(You are thinking, what does that have to do with anything?) 

Because of all the ways one might be able to make a better sense of the world in moments of confusion, it is through the smallest and most fragile of things. “It is possible to understand the world from studying a leaf, the meaning of everything, even the laws of mathematics and aerodynamics, the complexity of beauty,” says the Creek poet, Joy Harjo. 

Maybe this is a place where we can meet God. 

(Tim-ka, ti-ta-kum, Tam-ti-ka, ti-tam).

January, 2021