Sunday, January 22, 2012

Silk and Flour (A Video Meditation)

Written in 2005, the poem "Silk and Flour" was originally entitled "Silk and Flowers," but while creating the video, I changed the title to one I had considered nearly seven years ago. I don't remember what incident inspired the poem. It may have been nothing but a muse in my head, but I feel like I had seen something in the news that caused me to think about the dark side of ego that reveals itself when we indulge in self-pity parties.

Sometimes we get bent out of shape over the most insignificant things and whine so much about what we don't have that we think we deserve that we forget how much more we have than others in the world, sometimes others in our same cities, sometimes people in our own families.

This video is also cross-posted at The Urban Mother's Book of Prayers.

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