Tuesday, September 10, 2013

No. 260: Open-Heart Surgery

When We All Understand
to ask of ourselves
and of others
a "simple" song

Is often to ask 
the equivalent 
of Open-Heart Surgery

in public.
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 heal,
to grow,
to hemorrhage,
to flat-line,
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 
in pieces--

To be together, even as we are separate--

To sing, even as we are silent--

When We All Know the Deepest Way of Loving
Open-Heart Surgery 
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.

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