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New Images

Sharing an understanding of that which is beyond description calls us to constantly find new images, new metaphors, yet another word for the wordless.  We almost can’t help it, even though we know that left-brain language can never fully capture right-brain experience. 

The poet Rainer Maria Rilke tried again and again in his poetry to express his relationship to the Sacred.  I am the dream and you the dreamer…  I am the song and you are the rhyme… You are the joy and I the laughter… You are the Rock on which I lay my head…  (“I Am the Dream” words by S. Curtis Tufts, in More Voices, supplement to United Church of Canada hymnal).