Posted by: jruthkelly | July 24, 2012

Melodies

Sometimes the music plays me like a shivering leaf in the breeze…
sweeps through all these neatly arranged beliefs
and scatters my game all over the place.
my game. the one I thought was the real thing.
and I stand here naked.
but more fully clothed in a wholeness nothing
could ever strip away.
scraped and bruised
and somehow amazingly less confused
‘though all I thought I knew is naught.
But what I know deeply, where no words can sing,
where no face can convey, these melodies arise
and fall down my face in rivers washing
cleansing all the noise away.

Photo by Kate Stetler Holgate, Used by permission

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  2. Beautifully written, JRuth. I like the idea of those moments we are reborn to a new self, crawling out of shells and our self-made constraints. I’m going to read it again. Right now.

    • Those moments can be pretty shocking in their clarity. So lovely to see/read you here again, Leslie…


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