Sunday, August 20, 2006

There is a Brokenness

Shortly after General Convention a reader sent me the following words from a Sufi mystic. I stumbled across them again recently, and felt it was time to share them with you:

There is a brokenness

Out of which comes the unbroken;

A shatteredness out of which

Blooms the unshatterable.

There is a sorrow

Beyond all grief which leads to joy

And a fragility

Out of whose depths emerges strength.

There is a hollow space

Too vast for words

Through which we pass with each loss,

Out of whose darkness

We are sanctioned into being.

There is a cry deeper than all sound

Whose serrated edges cut the heart;

As we break open

To the place inside which is

Unbreakable and whole;

While we learn to sing.



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