Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Same.

there is love in the midst of every moment,
every disaster,
every conflict.
between the cracks of hate, you can find love.

a hand offered, a bed given, a meal, an embrace, the forgiveness of petty anger,
in seeing the big picture,
in experiencing oneness.

what is going on in the world right now is a mirror. the flipside of love.
showing that on this planet we are the same.
the same challenges, the same struggle. the same humanity.
the same desperation. the same anger. the same want.
the same harried attempt to feel that we have some guage of truth.

it is the darkside of what makes us beautiful.

love lives is in the space around me.
Love cannot be mandated.
It springs up organically when the facade is destroyed.
when the waves sweep ones world to the sea.
when the majestic creation is turned to rubble.
when one's desperate need to be right gives screams out in violence to make it's point.

in the still small spaces of the canvas of those drastic paintings are the places where love can take root.
When you can see another and see not a different person, but your brother. Your sister.
Made of the same stuff as you.
The same hurts.
Pain.
Desire.
Frustration.
Need.
Fear.

Same stuff. Different labels.

What is going on in the world is hard to watch.
Hard to know that people are hurt and suffering and abandoned and alone and in pain.
In those moments
perhaps
someone is reaching them
and the love that underlies all humanity is born.

again.

2 comments:

keysunset said...

in the still small spaces of the canvas of those drastic paintings are the places where love can take root.

Very profound, whitney. Thanks for that thought.

keysunset said...

I don't know what kind of music you listen to, but I listen to all kinds. This weekend I listened to some Tim McGraw and really liked his song Live Like You Were Dying, Here are the lines especially that spoke volumes to me that I think you would like:

And I loved deeper,
And I spoke sweeter,
And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying.


I've been playing these words over and over in my head.

peace