Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 8: Ring the bell . . .

"Ring the bells that still can ring.    
Forget your perfect offering
there is a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in."
Leonard Cohen's songAnthem  

A dear friend, Carol Anne 
Bickerstaff got married in Vancouver, BC two weeks ago.  I was invited to be the "ring mistress of the ceremony."  As a wedding gift I gave her a Tibetan temple bell.  (not the one pictured here which is Japanese).  I quoted the Leonard Cohen lyric above.   There is something haunting and useful about that sentiment.  Our flaws, our cracks create the world of possibility.  Light, change all that moves does so because of the cracks, the open spaces, the flaws.  

Today let us celebrate the cracks in our lives.

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