Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Someone We Know

I guess it's pretty obvious that even high speed internet access hasn't increased the frequency of our posts. Dang. I thought for sure the dazzle of speed would unleash a creative spark that could be mined for one post after another. Not so.

I wish there were something to say about where we are and what we are doing and seeing. There really isn't. Something quiet and internal is taking place. We are learning something about life, about ourselves, about what it means to be human, about the predicament of humanity, about power and enslavement, about the biggest picture of all. It takes our breath away.

At this moment...

someone we know is starving himself to death

someone we know is battling cancer

someone we know can't pay her bills

someone we know wants to have a baby

someone we know cries in the grocery store aisle

someone we know just got married

someone we know is growing old and frail

someone we know has early-stage dementia

someone we know has lived in the same house for 40 years

someone we know has a job planting flowers

someone we know rides a recumbent bike with hand pedals into the darkening night

We are quiet because of all of them, because we are all here on earth together, and we have no answers. We laugh and grieve.

We are on hiatus.

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