Take me to a place where the robin sings

If ever you should find me
On the brink of wanting 
To put an end
To this human body
And this phase of life limited 
To heavy matter
Full of certainty that joy
Has fled forever,
Gather me up and
Take me to a place
Where the robin sings.
Seeing his red breast
And hearing his ever hopeful melody
I shall surely forget every woe
And burst into flames
Of gratitude for 
This strange gift 
Of human life.

Love and courage,


Gather your pain like a posy of wildflowers

We have spent a lifetime fleeing our pain. We have turned away from the rivers of sadness. We have pushed away the furnace of anger. We have denied the shame. We have rejected the depression. We started running and we never stopped. We thought we could outrun it, the pain. If we just kept running we would run to a place where it didn’t follow. We would run ourselves into freedom.