Wednesday, July 17, 2019

wounds: not a tomb but a womb


From 1994-1999 (roughly ages 60-65) he "withdrew" to a Zen monastery was ordained as a Buddhist priest.

But upon his "return" discovered his trusted financial manager had stolen all his money. He was financially forced to write, compose, and eventually tour.

The open wound of misplaced trust became a portal to one of the most productive times in life. This is often the way with wounds: not a tomb but a womb.

He died at age 82 and never retired.

May it be so.

IF IT BE YOUR WILL (L. Cohen)

If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will

If it be your will
That a voice be true
From this broken hill
I will sing to you
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing

From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing

2 comments:

  1. yes-yes _________________


    To believe
    in God or gods
    does not make it so -

    To not believe
    in God or gods
    does not make it so -

    so

    there be only
    so - so

    blessing blessings ______________

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  2. Can't be pinned down, that's for sure!

    xoxo

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