Now, years later, sitting here with sunshine streaming in the window, with fierce, even deadly, winds howling across fields and through the trees on the ridge (the wind chill just made it up to 0° from an overnight of -8°), I feel a glowing warmth and appreciation; a sense of wonder and exhilaration; and a deep gratitude that I somehow stumbled and bumbled my way into the Gracious Spaciousness of the One Love. I'm so grateful to have realized that this tender, wounded little heart glowing in my chest is my direct connection to the One Heart of True Compassion. In fact, they are not two. Who would have thought?
(My alter ego, erstwhile identical "twin", Brother Lefty Smith, S.O.B.* is making an appeal to directly help 2 of the 2 million folks who've been impacted by Congress's inability to extend unemployment benefits. Please check it out at http://leftysmithsings.blogspot.com/ Thanks!)