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I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one has dared to wish formay for once spring clear
without my contriving.

If this is arrogant, God, forgive me,
but this is what I need to say.
May what I do flow from me like a river,
no forcing and no holding back,
the way it is with children.

Then in these swelling and ebbing currents,
these deepening tides moving out, returning,
I will sing you as no one ever has,

streaming through widening channels
into the open sea.


-Rainer Maria Rilke

I woke up yesterday and asked my husband Andy, “Is it Tuesday?”  Already it has been a busy time, filled with great conversation and questions that reveal the depth of caring in your congregation.  I have had social time with old and new Board, our family meet and greet and some of our youth, a wine and cheese open social, meetings with Thoughts on Life, Cypress Cove folks, Welcoming Congregation, and the Women’s potluck. It is an intense week, but how else can it be if I am to meet as many of you as I can?  So today, at least, it is Tuesday.

I do find however, that I tire of hearing myself talk!  If you remember those Charlie Brown cartoons, the grown-ups would speak and all you would hear was, “Wanh wahn wahn wanh wahhh,” which represented the grown-up blatherings that children did not really care about.   By 8:30 last night, that is just about how I felt.  So I shan’t blather on this morning!

The poem Elaine read on Sunday is posted above.  One of my favorites.

Cheers and see you this week!