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the pilgrimage: Henri Nouwen and my own topsy-turvy little heart

Archive for the month “January, 2008”

sabbath and reflection

“We are not a very reflective culture,” said somebody quite wise.

That is really too bad…. how much are we missing out on when we forget to reflect? We get fed so much information that we don’t even know how to process it; we get so busy contributing and being productive that we never take time to step back and look at our work.

Last weekend’s RA retreat challenged us to live in rhythm, with room for diligence and room for Sabbath. Sabbath is reflection to me, a recognition of time set apart for something beyond the everyday.

Thank God for places in life set apart for reflection – like my comfy thrift store kimono, favorite well-worn bicycle paths, an obscure teahouse, blank pages hungry for thoughtful ink, the delicate needle of a record player, the warmth of a kitchen as dinner is prepared, and a lotus flower that silently reminds me to be perpetually in awe of life.

And when Sabbath comes in the midst of the everyday… we reflect without even knowing it.

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the words of Juno

If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves

If you were a wink, I’d be a nod
If you were a seed, well I’d be a pod.
If you were the floor, I’d wanna be the rug
And if you were a kiss, I know I’d be a hug

All I want is you, will you be my bride?
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

All I Want is You… Barry Louis Polisar

You’re a part time lover and a full time friend
The monkey on your back is the latest trend
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

I kiss you on the brain in the shadow of a train
I kiss you all starry eyed, my body’s swinging from side to side
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Here is the church and here is the steeple
We sure are cute for two ugly people
I don’t see what anyone can see, in anyone else
But you

Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu
Du du du du du du dudu du

Anyone Else But You… The Moldy Peaches


The film Juno is a wonderful, wonderful, heartwarming, refreshing, hopeful, wonderful, wonderful look at life and all that life has in store. The soundtrack makes me smile and cry and wish that life was as simple as we sometimes forget that it is.

Sigh.

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