Building a Cathedral When warming up your voice, it’s almost like you’re building a cathedral inside your skull. -Bjork Sunshine pours through flashed glass, windows gleam rainbow hues; they pry open the sky for a holographic entry to the hidden place where we are part of All That Is, and All That Is is part of us. Up one octave, then the next, higher and higher, then the final climb to the sacred spire, where sounds at once primeval and ethereal ring through the atmosphere, vibrating the polished beams. Then silence—as the brightest of lights shines upon calcinated limestone, illuminating the Carver’s signature.
Diane Elayne Dees is the author of the chapbooks, Coronary Truth,The Last Time I Saw You, andThe Wild Parrots of Marigny. Diane, who lives in Covington, Louisiana, also publishes Women Who Serve, a blog that delivers news and commentary on women’s professional tennis throughout the world.