Only love can make it rain….

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Standing in this cathedral of wind and wild things,
feet planted easy in a field that sings your name,
I cheer and then go quiet because it’s right inside
that I feel your heartbeat thump with mine
and I don’t need to hurl words high to be heard;
when I’m still I feel your sound
like a low,  healing bell
and again I fall soft into the quiet of your love.

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And even when dear ones seem to be sinking
and I must let go and trust them to stronger hands than mine,
when debt squeezes tight and I can’t slip free the coils
and the pain finds it’s way into my body and thunders hard,
there is a freedom, still,  so fierce and untiring
that it won’t be worn down.
It lifts and buoys and breathes back the air
that the crazy can suck right out,
breathes it back into me with every sip of truth
so I can go on and live big anyway

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and we can,  you know,  stand even here loved and safe and cared for so big
that the pain can’t steal it away,
this love that doesn’t quit or condemn or withdraw or manipulate;
just leans in open,  with a holy grin,
and so we,  too,  can live big and open and grateful and true
in a powerful peace that keeps pouring down wholeness
on every place where we let go and let dance in the rain.

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“Only love can make it rain
the way the beach is kissed by the sea
only love can make it rain
like the sweat of lovers layin’ in the fields

Love,  reign o’er me,
Love,  reign o’er me,
Rain on me,  rain on me.”
-Pete Townshend

I so wish I could send a zine to each of you beautiful people
but I drew 5 names and am oh so happy to be gifting one to
Sandra Ludwig, Kathy of Paper Pumpkin,  Julia at Of Petals and Wool,
Elephant Child and Brenda Thebeau.
I’ll try and send you messages to say.  Much love all around.

Comments

  1. Thank you so much.
    Love your song, love your tenacity, love your beauty spewing heart and soul.

  2. Oh wow!… How incredibly beautiful are your words. They land soft and lift my spirit and I can feel the warm as they settle in their new home. You are such a gift.

    Thank you so much for having picked my name. I will be waiting for the postman.
    Enjoy your summer.
    Hugs,
    JB

  3. So very wonderful, these words bring me to tears. I’ve been so scrunched up trying to launch my eBook, that I feel overwhelmed at times. Can I purchase this Zine Jennifer? I need it on my desk. Your words free me and I need that. Love. Love. Susie

    (“Cathedrals of wind and wild things”) I just walked out the door to water the plants, and saw a huge buck on the road ahead. Took my breath away.

    • Of course, friend. I’ll send something out when July’s comes out and send you both months. It’s almost that time:/ It’s been a fast and furious June and I so understand the overwhelm at times. Love and big deep breaths to both of us:)
      -Jennifer

  4. Your words always add a sparkle to my day… and I’m loving these flowers, so inspirational.

  5. I so love coming here and just soaking in your beautiful words!

  6. Living big and open. You do that — you do that every single day with all the color and beauty and joy and fierceness one needs to survive. I always feel stronger when I visit you. Always.

  7. And even when dear ones seem to be sinking
    and I must let go and trust them to stronger hands than mine,
    when debt squeezes tight and I can’t slip free the coils
    and the pain finds it’s way into my body and thunders hard,
    there is a freedom, still, so fierce and untiring
    that it won’t be worn down.” Ah, Jennifer, you always put into words what my heart is feeling! Thank you!

  8. So exquisite are your words like rain sinking in deep and singing, YES!

  9. Thank you, once again, for your beauty-full soul.

  10. I come here and am refreshed! Thank you.

  11. Catching up…this is beautiful Jennifer. You are such a joy.

  12. Hi, those are beautiful words that touched my heart. Thanks so much for sharing.

  13. Such brave words to keep me buoyed and singing….bravely moving one foot in front of the other….this was such a sweet, peaceful joyous spot to be in today! Thanks my friend.

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