August 3, 2011

What the Things Can Teach Us

Bluebird, by Marc Chagall

This is what the things can teach us:
to fall,
patiently to trust our heaviness.
Even a bird has to do that
before he can fly.

From The Book of Hours II, 16


  1. Wow, I love this one. Beautiful. xo

  2. patiently to trust our heaviness.

    whoa. this is our human state, is it not?


  3. it intrigues me that like our bodies, the weight of our state changes constantly. steven

  4. It's scary to just let yourself fall. But so wonderfully exhilerating when you realize you are not going to have a hard landing.. that you will be supported by the wind beneath your wings. All will be well. I remember the first time I rapelled in rock climbing.. you have to lean back and hope the rope will support you, it does, and you go bouncing along down the cliff face. It is very spiritual to me ... save in the arms of the divine.


"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Go ahead, bloom recklessly!