Saturday, March 6, 2010

Love the View of Heaven, But I'd Rather Be with You

I did a little writing on our trip. Here's a few nibbles:

I had noticed mostly our family's unconditional definition of love, our failed tries. What I felt instead last night was the intricate key that fit into that lock; a heart signature- the beautiful and specialized application of affection. The way the stained glass guild of Chartres Cathedral created a red that cannot be recreated- its expression was a mastery of that group, and it left with them.

When it comes to intent, Relaxation is Queen, and Trying Hard is Duchess. There's no such thing as silence. There is no such thing as nothingness. Releasing the fast furious waves of a certain frequency, we fall into another wavelength. At first its pulse is so long, slow, and gentle that it seems absent. Is everything dead? It absolutely must be, but somehow patience given to nothingness uncovers an aliveness. An aliveness of such immense pulse that it's called subtle.

A kind of living sensitivity- I imagine that when the anhingas spread their wings to the sun- I imagine they are both sensing the ancient heartbeat, and embracing it.


Suzette said...

I love your Passion, Shannon.
So precious and beautiful.
What gem, you are.

Anonymous said...

Oohh That Red, Beating in Our Heart!

Love You in the Red of God's Family Crest!


Chris said...

The finer things, it was scary how quickly I was thinking of that song. I can always tell some of your favorites.

Shannon said...

Thank you, Bright Suzette- Deeply and truly! Feels a blessing that we are all here together now. :D


Thank You for that Love!

Ha! True, Chris, true.

Peter Gabriel just put out a new version of Boy in the Bubble and I think you're gonna love it... a slow sad ballad! ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for that beautifully refined description of inner & outer space. Exquisite!

Your words are a living rainbow painted on the sky of my heart. Thank you!


Shannon said...

Margo I'll go heart-rainbowing with you any day! :)