February 2021

she would not look in the mirror,

then she surrendered


Till We Have Faces

CS Lewis

I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer.

You are yourself the answer.

Before your face all questions die away.


many of us live looking

for exits,

sometimes living

on exits


Life of Pi

Yann Martel

Her eyes were gazing upon some memory in mid-air.

sometimes it is obvious that someone in our company is elsewhere, even if we have no knowledge of where or why. there are also times when we know nothing at all and think we do. even of ourselves.

do something different today

it could be to

STEP BACK

or

REFLECT

or

PRAY

Naturally

Lady Lee Andrews

love is a season

when the hunters

are lovers in bed


the darker + deeper the gloom,

the harder we have rebelled against the word of God

and live in chains

as prisoners

gleaned from Psalm 107

Sacred Love

Sting

thou shall not doubt that this love is real


unconditional


Proverbs

19:8

He who gets wisdom loves his own soul,

he who cherishes understanding prospers.



an unmooring of the soul


The English Patient

Michael Ondaatje

she had always wanted words

she loved them, grew upon them

words gave her clarity, brought reason, shape

whereas i thought words bent emotions


we exist in a circle without boundaries


The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

in the depth of your hopes

and desires

lies your silent knowledge

of the beyond


Romans

12:2

be transformed by the renewing of your mind

Like A Blue Thread

Assuaged

life is childhood for eternity


put

away

the microscope


2 Corinthians

4:7

we have this treasure in jars of clay


you are life + you are free


The Translator

Leila Aboulela

It would be easy for him to make her clear, she thought,

as easy as untying a ribbon.

(what a wonderful image: a ribbon instead of a knot)