Psalm 22 - when
August 13, 2019
Psalm 17: Prayer Resung for the sake of Friendship [Tzedek/Justice]
August 2, 2019
Psalm 23 in the wake of tragedy
April 30, 2019
April 10, 2019
Three Keys to Humility: Remember, Give, and Sing Out in the Now.
February 24, 2019
The Thirteenth Moon is Full, Are You?
February 21, 2019
Psalm 19 ReSung for Tu Bishvat
January 22, 2019
Dust in the Wind, Psalm 18
December 28, 2018
Share the Light, an Origin Story for the Solstice
December 23, 2018
November 15, 2018
What is Elijah's chair?
July 16, 2015
November 20, 2015
Boots on feet. Shovel in hand.
Crunch of snow underfoot.
Scrape of shovel blade on cement.
Exertions exhaled on the breath.
The steady rhythm of set, step, push,
lift, toss, turn and traverse the space
settles mind and time into a stillness
that sings until the job is done.
Moving from the driveway to clear
the walk to the front door,
the sun peeks ‘round rounded peaks to the East.
The expansive stretch of new day dawns on me.
Pristine white snows hug the trunks
of deep green pines that lift soft eyes up
to the vast brilliant blue Colorado sky
once the storm clouds have passed.
By now, car’s engine, seats, and radio have warmed
And worries turn to treacherous roads.
And as she drives off, sighs are visible as warm breath
Freezes in air thinned by altitude.
The white blanket that fell this week reminds us that
Beauty and peace stroll hand in hand with fragility and fear.
From warm bed, shovel set aside, driver faces waves of terror
In icy reports from streets of Paris, Lesbos, Leipzig, and Evergreen Parkway.
Systems in shock. Brakes lock. Nights, now days, of Broken Glass. Bombs,
bullets and shards obscure the light. And boom, Luria’s big band theory,
puts the shovel back in hand, the power to raise the sparks, even
shovel-fulls of flakes, and clear the way for dawning of long-sought peace, today.
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