Tripping in the Void

                                      The Void

                                  April 14 2012 

Out there in the universe, she’s there –

My partner soul.

I know her love is steady; mine is too. .

The day feels empty as I sense the air around me –

Her energy’s not there.

Her smile, her touch, her humor and her words,

Her sprightly made up songs  — spontaneous and witty,

The interchange of love between us all – the dogs and her and me and other friends –

All these are absent.

It’s as if the world’s gone silent all around me,

As if I still see the motion and the color, but they’ve lost their glue —

The strands of sound and heart that animate and unify and give a solid texture to the passing time.

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We are being sculpted in this trial by distance.  I know we’ll find new strength and joy.

But In alone retreat, I’m unmoored;  I float in time;  I don’t feel like me.

In silence, I await release, return – homecoming.

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REFLECTION

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I am filled with gratitude that my beloved and  I often can enjoy pieces of our days and nights together.  Her prolonged absence – a two week class in Germany while I stay here – highlights the animation in  the times we are together. Then,  we benefit from deep sharing, humor, flashes of insight, and the mutual trust and treasuring that mark our love for each other.  This time, ticking by inexorable moment by unvarying second, will pass, like every moment.  I can only wait patiently in the silence of hope, and faith, and love.

About Rev. Rosemary Hyde, Ph.D.

I am a grandmother, a classical homeopath, a mystical poet, and an interfaith minister. I also have a large, enduring place in my heart for Paris. I first spent time in Paris in 1961, as a Fulbright scholar. I remained in France for three years, living also in Toulouse and in Nancy. I have revisited France and Paris multiple times since then, and have come to know central Paris reasonably well. I grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where there were many Franco-Americans, and their language fascinated me. I was fortunate in 6th grade, when my family moved, to find myself in a Catholic French speaking girls' school, where I had the wonderful fortune of becoming bilingual. It still feeds my soul deeply, to visit Paris, speak French, and reconnect with the little French girl in me. I am serving presently as co-minister at Unity Center of Peace in Chapel Hill, NC. I give talks one or two Sundays a month -- please go to the website, www.unitychapelhill.org, and sign up for the weekly e-news to learn what's going on -- special events, seasonal interfaith ceremonies, and Sunday themes and talks. My vision for the Unity Chapel Hill ministry and for myself is to become a loving, uniting presence in the lives of all those who cross paths with us. That's all there is, really -- loving presence. And so it is. Amen. My goal as a minister is to add richness to life for those who resonate to more than one religious tradition or to none -- those with mixed religions as well as the unchurched, untempled, and unmosqued. All of us, whatever our cultural allegiances, hunger for and need support in finding the transcendent joy that's ours to find in this earthly life. All of us need and want to celebrate beautifully the great and small milemarker moments. All of us crave the beauty of prayer as an expression of our participation in universal love. All of us wish to learn a greater vision, to see our lives opening to the Divine. All of us desire deeply to find serenity and peace that lasts no matter what happens today and tomorrow. This is the meaning of Transcendessence. We find the essence of spirit and transcend the narrow constraints of our bodies and egos. Join us today by subscribing, so you won't miss a single poem, message, prayer, or meditation.
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