Joyful noise

“Once there was, and once there was not …” This paradoxical phrase is meant to alert the should of the listener that this story takes place in the world between worlds where nothing is as it seems.*
Clarissa Pinkola Estés

In a word: one ought to turn the most extreme possibility inside oneself into the measure for one’s life, for our life is vast and can accommodate as much future as we are able to carry.**
Rainer Maria Rilke

We’re all invited to join in,
To make our joyful noise,
To bring our song,
Our words, to
combine our voice with others
Meld our sound with sounds.

In the bringing
lies the honing
of our gift.

Always have the courage
To change, welcoming those voices
That call you beyond your self.^

*Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Women Who Run With the Wolves;
**Rainer Maria Rilke’s Letters on Life;
^John O’Donohue’s Benedictus: At the Threshold of Manhood.

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