When We All Understand
to ask of ourselves
and of others
a "simple" song
Is often to ask
of Open-Heart Surgery
by the severely under-trained.
by the traumatized.
by the innocent.
by the ignorant.
by the precious, the infinitely valuable, the awesomely authentic...
When We All Finally Understand
the World is the operating table
for our Collective Singing Heart
We will band together to co-create
a sterile, meticulously safe environment
for Heart and Voice to emerge,
to be shocked back to life
So we can hold HeArt in gentle hands
Bowing to the mystery of what it means
to be complete
To be together, even as we are separate--
To sing, even as we are silent--
When We All Know the Deepest Way of Loving
is no big deal:
It's just what We Do. It's just Who We Are.
THIS is Life. THIS is Love. THIS is Opera Organically.