The Soul at Last

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Spirit 2007 by Drea Jensen Thinning of the veils between worlds is the feeling invoked in this painting. The spirit behind the universe comes through. http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/spirit-2007-drea-jensen.html

Spirit 2007 by Drea Jensen
Thinning of the veils between worlds is the feeling invoked in this painting. The spirit behind the universe comes through.
http://dreajensengallery.artistwebsites.com/featured/spirit-2007-drea-jensen.html

The Soul at Last

By Mary Oliver 

The Lord’s terrifying kindness has come to me.

It was only a small silvery thing-say a piece of silver cloth, or a thousand spider webs woven together, or a small handful of aspen leaves, with their silver backs shimmering. And it came leaping out of the closed coffin; it flew into the air, it danced snappingly around the church rafters, it vanished through the ceiling.

I spoke there, briefly, of the loved one gone. I gazed at the people in the pews, some of them weeping. I knew I must someday, write this down.

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