Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Come Healing ~ Leonard Cohen



Come Healing

O gather up the brokenness
And bring it to me now
The fragrance of those promises
You never dared to vow

The splinters that you carry
The cross you left behind
Come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind

And let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

Behold the gates of mercy
In arbitrary space
And none of us deserving
The cruelty or the grace

O solitude of longing
Where love has been confined
Come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind

O see the darkness yielding
That tore the light apart
Come healing of the reason
Come healing of the heart

O troubled dust concealing
An undivided love
The heart beneath is teaching
To the broken heart above

Let the heavens falter
Let the earth proclaim
Come healing of the altar
Come healing of the name

O longing of the branches
To lift the little bud
O longing of the arteries
To purify the blood

And let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

O let the heavens hear it
The penitential hymn
Come healing of the spirit
Come healing of the limb

Friday, 6 July 2018

I'm Tired Boss ~ from The Green Mile

​"I'm tired, boss. Tired of being on the road, lonely as a sparrow in the rain. I'm tired of never having me a buddy to be with to tell me where we's going to, coming from, or why. Mostly, I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world...every day. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head...all the time. Can you understand?"

Monday, 2 October 2017

The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
Deuteronomy 6:4‭-‬5 NIV
http://bible.com/111/deu.6.4-5.NIV

Friday, 22 September 2017

For after all, he was only human.

All his life he tried to be a good person.
Many times, however, he failed.
For after all, he was only human.
He wasn't a dog.
                                                                  ~ Charles M. Schulz

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

...it is the important stuff.

Spending time with family and friends isn't something we do after the important stuff, it is the important stuff.

~ unknown

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

I like you just the way you are.

You've made this day a special day by just your being you. There's no person in the whole world like you. And I like you just the way you are.

~ Fred Rogers

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Crucible Of Life

Sunshine and shadow, blue sky and gray,

Laughter and tears as we tread on our way;

Hearts that are heavy, then hearts that are light,

Eyes that are misty and eyes that are bright;

Losses and gains in the heat of the strife,

Each in proportion to round out his life.



Into the crucible, stirred by the years,

Go all our hopes and misgivings and fears;

Glad days and sad days, our pleasures and pains,

Worries and comforts, our losses and gains.

Out of the crucible shall there not come

Joy undefiled when we pour off the scum?



Out of the sadness and anguish and woe,

Out of the travail and burdens we know,

Out of the shadow that darkens the way,

Out of the failure that tries us to-day,

Have you a doubt that contentment will come

When you've purified life and discarded the scum?



Tinctured with sorrow and flavored with sighs,

Moistened with tears that have flowed from your eyes;

Perfumed with sweetness of loves that have died,

Leavened with failures, with grief sanctified,

Sacred and sweet is the joy that must come

From the furnace of life when you've poured off the scum. 


~ Edgar A. Guest