The litany of the Spirituality Book

Unfolding of a poppy

Unfolding of a poppy

unfolding of a poppy

Here is the unfolding of a poppy at our house a few days ago. There is approximately 15 to 20 minutes between each shot! Amazing!

It was a nice respite from the rain that has deluged us of late…

Water and vaporous mists fill this house

Soggy hearts enveloped by the gloom

Basement filled with floating cardboard

Books dampen, curl, glue lifts…

This seems to be a metaphor for my spiritual life…

The book is undergoing a whole new transformation, transmutation

all new pages had to be prepared with a heavier water-media paper to prevent future occurrences of the koan above

A good thing though

New phrases found that fit better today

than the yesterdays

book in progress

watercolor can be added to the pages

this is working out quite well

though it is keeping me from the new projects…

These newest pages

May need to be replaced next month

I have begun to see this book as the prototype

for my Book of Hours

It will have a new “girdle” attachment of blue leather

I am at peace with it

The anger dissipates

As work continues

I discover nuances of my own spiritual formation/growth unearthed

Spirituality evolves, morphs, ebbs and flows

And so it goes…

I’ll close with the chorus from

Anthem by Leonard Cohen

“Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering

There’s a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in.”

May there be light and lovelieness in your life…however cracked it may seem.

Peace, Out.


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