This piece by my sister, Mandy Rogers Horton is a companion to my new song about our lives and earth and work as sacred space. I love the many & varied windows and invasion of green inside the cathedral-like enclosure.
It’s pretty easy to be either flippant or harried with our days and with our relationships, desires, and work. Easy to compartmentalize, designating one day or aspect of our lives meaning-ful, and hanging the domestic and the uncertainties and the unattractive people and the “things on the way” out to dry. It’s in the pause, the long gaze of gratitude, and the co-creating that we recognize the preciousness of every breath and really begin to live.
After reading Jon Foreman’s introduction to Charlie Peacock’s book, New Way To Be Human, I pretty much ran to the piano and started writing this song. So thank you, Jon Foreman, for your insights, and I hope you’re flattered and not offended that I borrowed them.
You think singers & dreamers
Invent escape from the real
Oh, but they have eyes to see
What must be revealed
There’s a kingdom before us
whose gate is always open
Looks like earth & sounds like human voices
And it feels like heaven
All that is within us
All that is without
All of life is holy ground
If your compass points to wealth & fame
It has been altered
There is only one true north
One good road to follow
When you lift your eyes you’ll find
The view is ever wider
Til the vanities fade and your love burns
Brighter and brighter
We’ll take our shoes off
Honor the moments of our days
Find our treasure when we give our love away
What a gift to hold this in our hands
Behold the beauty
See the face of God in a grain of sand
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