To pray, you open your whole self
To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon
To one whole voice that is you.…
Almost in Kentucky, the state that gave
My country 'tis of thee two armored foes …
Poet Jayne Cortez I crisscrossed with Monk Wailed with Bud Counted every star with Stitt Sang "Don't Blame Me" with Sarah Wore a flower like Billie Screamed in the range of Dinah & scatted "How High the Moon" with Ella Fitzgerald as she blew roof off the Shrine Auditorium Jazz at the Philharmonic I cut my hair into a permanent tam Made my feet rebellious metronomes Embedded record needles in paint on paper Talked bopology talk Laughed in…
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other's welcome,
and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you
all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you…
Creativity and change are very much like twins: they each by their nature rearrange the present moment into something new.
Earlier this year when contemplating the different possible directions Creative Thinkers International might take, something interesting was brought to my attention. Different bloggers, readers, and journalists had started to share a specific quote from The River of Winged Dreams. It was this one:
The death of a dream can…
Hidden layers of meaning,
completely permeate The Word;
they’re found by spiritual eyes
and a desire for absolute Truth-
to overcome the enemy’s lies.
Take time to study the Bible
and its many, divine…
I can depend on Christ to strengthen me!
Acknowledging that He is still in control,
no longer will I remain faint and weary-
since He comforts the depths of my soul.
Miracles always come in cans, not “can’ts”;
In my quiet morning moments,
I seek Your Presence today,
wanting time at Your side.
Without You, I can do nothing;
this is a sliver of Your truth
and not a statement of vain pride.
Still hungry for more of…
Do you regularly wear an invisible,
‘do not disturb’ sign around your neck?
Are you on a real mission for The Kingdom
or on the adventure of a personal trek?
Can you be moved to help without limitations?