Author: ellyn

There are plenty of little allusions to me on this site, so I don't need to tire you with more about me. This site is about you. I hope you find it worthwhile.

are you there?

Excerpt from invISibility vISibyllized
are you there? here? are
you the shorewaves grandeur of our Huron,
the seasons of your beloved service berry tree in your home garden,
the voice of theodora when she sings and astonishes in her absoluteness of pitch, are you
the voice of her finger-
tips releasing the music that wants to live, are you her colours of quavers and her kinship with the music
of the spheres? and are you her sanguine
approach to this often chaotic planet?
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Glenn Peirson
are you there? here? are
you as visible as the wind, your fre-
quency now so high we can only see or feel the
effect… if we apply intent as straight as
the flight of an ancient quiver? are
you the insatiable appetite of henry to
know everything, invent and recreate, to file allworthiness in the microchip chambers of his Dickinson
brain, are we talking about the sound of
silence and do you heft
things as syllables of sound?
are you there? here? are
you the continuance of familiar and elegant gestures, the imprint where Mary gains strength in resting, the new resident in her
soul where the two of you live in the immaterial, where your one soul is
sustained by the speed of
light, the absence of
time?
yes. you are. there. here
in the running dialogue of our souls, in the ephemeral touch on my shoulder, the voice that is forever accessible if I listen beyond silence.
and i know that this was somehow meant to
be, but i dare go no further. for words are chaff
thrown into the wind when it comes to the feebleness of descriptions in the Kingdom
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of Broken Asunder Bonds. Is it then Narnia where you
are?

By ellyn 03/17/2022 Off

a Gift of SILENCE for Sarah

I ran across some writing I had done a long time ago in Pastoral Counselling Training I was taking at Laurier University.  This is for you, Sarah, with my love and prayers and for anyone else who wishes to read it.   NUMINOUS GARDENS Numen: guardian deity an indwelling, guiding force or spirit Dearest Numen…

By ellyn 08/23/2021 Off

SILENCE by Robert Sardello

from: https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/book-reviews/excerpts/view/17193 probably the best book ever on Silence; Robert Sardello on clearing space for silence and allowing grace. When we have cleared a space for the presence of Silence to enter into whatever we are doing, we feel the presence of grace in our lives. When we have gotten to the point of feeling…

By ellyn 06/10/2021 Off

When We’re Not Inventing Reality

During Sunday morning’s wonderful Hymn Fest, I became captivated by the quality and dispersal of the light in the sanctuary.  Patterns, colours, rays, illuminations ran their quiet gamut.  For me, the light was the many manifestations of the Holy Spirit, so available in our family life right now. As I was shooting what spoke to…

By ellyn 12/28/2020 Off