Small Wire …

My faith
is a great weight
hung on a small wire,
as doth the spider
hang her baby on a thin web,
as doth the vine,
twiggy and wooden,
hold up grapes
like eyeballs,
as many angels
dance on the head of a pin.

God does not need
too much wire to keep Him there,
just a thin vein,
with blood pushing back and forth in it,
and some love.
As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.
So if you have only a thin wire,
God does not mind.
He will enter your hands
as easily as ten cents used to
bring forth a Coke.
—  Anne Sexton from The Complete Poems

I have a lot of faith. But I am also afraid a lot, and have no real certainty about anything. I remembered something Father Tom had told me–that the opposite of faith is not doubt, but certainty. Certainty is missing the point entirely. Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.
― Anne Lamott from Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith

I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especially when singing is not necessarily prescribed. -- Mary Oliver #celebrationseptember #spiderweb #web #fall2016 #falliscoming #fallishere #fallcolours #fallcolors #spider #autumn #patiotime//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

 

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