A tiny book called, So Ecstasy Can Find You, completely fulfills the title's promise. It just arrived from Amazon, and once I began to read, it captivated my attention until I reached the back cover all too soon. Elizabeth Cunningham is a novelist and a poet; an artist who paints with insights. As my holiday gift to you, here are my favorite excerpts from her book.
First, something short and to the point of these wonderful holy days when we celebrate the light in each of us:
don't dim your joy
you might be a distant star
in someone's dark night
Then, a path to grace:
beware anyone who demands or expects you
to submit to his or her will
even god doesn't do that
especially god doesn't do that
And the poem that names the book:
Ecstasy takes time, even if it lasts moments,
you have to slow down so ecstasy can find you
the way the light finds each plant in the sweep of a day
or the tide finds its secret way between dark rocks.
Stand still in the wood, on the shore, in your life.
Ecstasy will come, touch you, fill you, leave you changed.
Happy holiday to you my dear blog family. Wishing you a year of ecstasy.
For more poems visit: www.elizabethcunninghamwrites.com
Paper sculpture: SBMarcus
Sistine Chapel: Michaelangelo