A Saturday Caesura
Make space for stillness.
Attune your ear, yes, but especially your mind and heart and hands.
Eschew all enticements to wander off beyond focus.
Steel against conclusions prone to back-flip over beginnings.
Resist fixes and platitudes which run rough-shod over
love and grace.
Offer a whole presence
though it may feel too easy and too hard and never enough.
Choose a heart posture
that allows stories to breathe vent weep groan gush
stumble spill sigh trickle scream…
Catch them. Hold them. Just hold them
even if they leak between your fingers and feel sticky
or heavy or slippery or awkward.
A Listener carries stories that aren’t meant to be carried