"Pick a flower on earth and you move the farthest star."
"That which is recorded on the heart is, alas, not Instagrammable."
—Liesl Schillinger, "In Praise of the Good Enough Holiday"
We sight the mornings softly
Take to them easy
The scent of the wood and coffee
Our cup is filling.
Outside the river flows
Its course unfolding
A strength it never knows
A sweet outpouring.
—Joan Shelley, "Over and Even"
"Words and ideas used of God mustn't have hard denotations. They have to be soft and pliant and suggestive. They have to whisper hints, nudge us gently and nod, 'Something on that order may be how it is.'"
—Beatrice Bruteau, God's Ecstasy