To speak To speak is to separate. One word cannot be another – A stone is not a tree. Love is different from pain. I am just I, and nothing else. And yet this is a lie, because all things are one; love turns to pain, makes hardened hearts break into leaf, form seeds that fall to earth as stones and burst with love. I am this tree. How can my words come back to truth? Keep open eyes, and never say “That cannot be.” It can, it can.
Lory Widmer Hess is an American currently living with her family in Switzerland. She works with adults with developmental disabilities and is in training as spiritual director. Her writing has been published in Parabola, Red Letter Christians, Kosmos Quarterly, Ruminate: The Waking, Christian Community Perspectives, and other print and online publications. She blogs at enterenchanted.com.