Let’s remake the world with words.
Not frivolously, nor
To hide from what we fear,
But with a purpose.

As Wordsworth said, remove
“The dust of custom” so things
Shine again, each object arrayed
In its robe of original light.

And then we’ll see the world
As if for the first time.
As once we gazed at the beloved
Who was gazing at us.

by Gregory Orr

There’s something hopeful about this poem, about the possibility to remake the world, start afresh, look again. As we’re moving into the fullness of springtime and the celebration of Easter, I’m curious about what might be revealed when I play with the intention to remove some of  ‘the dust of custom’… and how I can bring a fresh openness and tenderness to meeting my loved ones, myself, and the world around me. Let’s find out! Gregory Orr is promising something precious…


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