The weight of this sad time we must obey Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say. The oldest hath borne most, we that are young Shall never see so much, nor live so long. ~ King Lear Scene 5, Act 3 Oh, my love. In the midst of despair I only … Continue reading Speak Now or Forever…
May the grief-stricken be touched with the tenderest kiss. May the hunger for hubris be starved as love is heard. May mercy rise. May the light of beauty shine in the darkest corners. May hate give way to forgiving Grace. May mercy rise. May pain and fear be supplanted by communion. May pride … Continue reading May Mercy Rise
I posted this today on FB: "What's the one disease you wish you could get rid of? Cancer? AIDS?" "The desire to fuck children." after this hit my stream: http://www.local8now.com/content/news/TBI-Knoxville-Police-arrest-23-men-in-human-trafficking-sting-380265771.html The question about disease curing wasn't prompted by the article. I'm asked about it every now and again and usually decline to answer it because, … Continue reading Stop Fucking Children
To cry "Save our Mother" while prying open the thighs of her daughters, slashing and burning through souls... To dance for Durga and honor the cow while murdering their brothers in skin and sinew incensing streets with iron-clad odor.... To dutifully bow to the East with desire to bend little boys over at … Continue reading Deadly Devotion
Taken from a FB Q & A yesterday: Joy left in November and only shows her face briefly. Holding it together doesn't seem to allow for joy. How can I invite joy in to my life again and trust that it will come? Joy doesn't leave. It's not the emotion's responsibility to show itself to … Continue reading Joy Abandoned
It's been nearly two years since I first heard my Beloved crew collective shout "SPEAK" to me. As I watched coverage of the Charleston church shooting at Melynnda Button's house, that command rolled through my head and heart and I shouted right back, "WHAT THE FUCK DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY?1 DON'T KILL EACH … Continue reading Saying What?
The waters wend their way around me, Wrapping around my legs with a 'shhhhhh.... Speak.' Snake and otter stand on end, Hood open and head cocked waiting..... 'Speak'. Ancient echoes and memories course through veins, entering others uninvited saying... 'Speak.' Old Ones come from the hills with a gentle plea to 'Speak, child... Speak.' … Continue reading Speaking Silence