What is Brave Space in These Pandemic Times
It is the ability to feel loneliness and know we’re not alone
It’s the ability to feel the anxiety of loved ones, of our selves …
to hear the words “I’ve never felt like this before” …
and to hold this anxiety like a tiny sparrow shaking
within our loving hands while we softly hum songs of hope
into the essence of its being
It’s being able to cry into open space for my sons
in solidarity with all mothers and fathers everywhere
for their sons and daughters
It’s the ability to anguish without collapse,
to hear the pain of another with compassion,
and still know where I stand and where you stand
It’s being able to pray, clear and strong, for all beings,
for all businesses, for the world
and all its life, still
It’s the decision to see the bright light of day
through anger, greed, aggression and oppression
It’s the ability to pray as if our world depended on it, and it does
It’s the desire to make a heartful connection
despite all political efforts to divide, separate, and conquer
It’s the ability to sing songs of peace, of inspiration
to drum rhythms of freedom and hope
in the face of chaos, uncertainty and fear
To paint, create, write, dance, knit patterns of harmony and wellness,
of balance, love, and care
into the very fabric of our existence
into the core of our beinginess
into the matrix of our world.
This is brave space in these pandemic times.
Written 10/30/2020, by Judith Piazza
7/3/2022 04:29:13 pm
Hi great reading your bloog
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