Become My Body
I have not blogged in a while because my beautiful german shepherd Saxon died recently. It was sudden. And utterly heart-breaking.
The thing about loving a dog is that they make it safe to give your whole heart. And they give themselves to you completely.
We human beings inevitably hurt and wound each other… carry resentments and grievances… but with a dog the love is pure and without shadows, and to lose such love is devastating.
Before the Beginning
~ by Rainer Maria Rilke
God speaks to each of us before we are made
Then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words, the numinous words,
We hear before we begin:
You, called forth by your senses,
Reach to the edge of your Longing:
Become my body.
Grow like a fire behind things
So their shadows spread
And cover me completely.
Let everything into you: Beauty and Terror.
Keep going: no feeling lasts forever.
Don’t lose touch with me.
Nearby is the land
They call Life.
You will know it
By its intensity.
Give me your hand.