Sunday, November 6, 2011

Eros seizes and shakes my very soul like the wind on the mountains shaking ancient oaks
~ Sappho

We are constantly bombarded by an endless stream of information and opinions. Ads stare at us from every direction, clamouring for our attention and telling us what to wear, what to eat, where to go and how to get there. Our calendars are dictated by social conventions and obligations whose importance we don't even remember. But we have no time to question them. The pace of our days is so fast that, before we know it, the poetry has been sucked from our lives.

Ask your children to spend some time with you doing nothing. Go for a walk with them, take them for a drive, or just hang out with them in the living room with the TV off.

Ask your spouse to sit facing you and just hold hands. Gaze at each other and see what happens.

Eros. Love. Desire. Life. Whatever you want to call it. It is why you are here. Make room for it and watch it shake things up.


  1. Yes!

    The Room we make
    to feel that Shake
    is Love's Room
    for Heaven's Sake!

    The Squeeze we dread
    in Heaven's Stead
    is no Room
    in a Loveless Bed

    John O