She looks one way
He looks the other –
don’t tell me her far-seeing heart’s not
this is her memo to me:
if you can’t trust
that every sentient soul
– by Divine default –
along their unique lifeline
towards reclamation of all they
agreed to forget
their unborn, changeless, true nature
how can you trust your own
crazy convoluted life-path?
and with that trust intact
how can you speak of tragedy
and evil and every form of
Image: Our Lady of Grace (Notre Dame de Grasse) c. 1470.
Languedoc 112 x 75 x 38 cm.
Musée des Augustins, Toulouse
Everything returns home after sojourning in the far country, and compassion is the name of the road.
Succinct and poetic – thank you Harry.
This stopped me in my tracks. Image and words, an extraordinary merging. Thank you for sharing a message I want everyone to experience.
D – sometimes it’s hard to find words to express one’s deeply felt response to the brutality of the world.
By some kind of Grace (!) this postcard, kept from travels in France decades ago, elicited what I needed to say – and to hear.
simply beautiful….. blessings and peace in the new year! SB
Thank you Leigh! Blessings, joy and peace to you too for this promising New Year. Your new blog theme sparkles – congratulations! xx
Thanks for the compliment, Miriam Louisa. I want to do some collaborations this year… let me know if you ever feel like being a guest blogger… hugs, leigh