Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The beauty we love

I've been a quiet blogger for the last couple of weeks. Must be December! I've been as busy as most church musicians are, this time of year, and my greatest comfort amidst the frenzy has been a poem which will figure prominently in InVocation's spring concert. It's from Rumi, long a favorite:

Today, like every other day,
we wake up empty and frightened.
Don’t open the door to the study
and begin reading.
Take down a musical instrument.

Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways
to kneel and kiss the ground.

That's a lovely, incarnational theology, don't you think?

10 comments:

Cecilia said...

Oh, yes. My point exactly. Thanks so much.

I miss you when you're quiet!

Songbird said...

Yes, yes, yes. I'm trying to write more, rather than less, in this busy season, and I am so much calmer than I think I would have been otherwise.

mompriest said...

love Rumi....this is wonderful...

mompriest said...

Also, sent you an email invite to my other blog...did you get it?

Choralgirl said...

Nope--was gonna ask you about that!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

That's wonderful.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

Yes! It is lovely and challenging too.

aka The Swandive said...

Stunning. *waves* Hi beautiful.

Jan said...

This is so good. Thank you, thank you.

FranIAm said...

Beautiful, moving.

I have been blogging but not reading so much - getting used to going to work every day.