The whole book is one prolonged poem...all of which I loved...but here is one particular portion of greatness:
"He who is
or has been
has a RIGHT
to be sure
I would change the "he" to include women as well. And I would add my belief that everyone experiences hurt to some measure in their life...which leads to the poem's profundity. Through its simplicity, it expresses an essential reality. The power of healing in our lives comes through relationships with one another. We look to each other for support, hope. When we feel unloved, rejected, discouraged, unworthy, and we don't have anyone to turn to, we turn to other things to fulfill our needs...A lady came the other day who disclosed her distress at her recent break up with her partner and said that she couldn't handle life by herself anymore. Yes. This makes sense. We can't handle life by ourselves. We need each other. We need God. We need hope.
"I need to talk
I need to express myself
this is a movement of life
life that is in me
and needs to flow out.....
I must speak.....and dance
sharing things that I love and hate
my hopes, my joys, my fears, my griefs....
giving my life
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Josh Ritter's new album is arriving in May...This song is called "Change of Time"
"Its hard sometimes to know exactly what you feel." Eisenhauer