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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Young Woman/Old Woman

Living water, life-giving water, all flows to us from the Heart of Jesus. We are so blessed. I have been thanking for the many graces received here at Oakwood and think that it has been quite an experience to live with so many saints. 
I want to share a poem by Sister Carol Bialock:

Conversation: Young Woman/Old Woman

She said she swims in God
"It's like swimming
I held my tongue.

I wanted to tell her about floundering,
about drowning,
about arid autumns, and all the waterless ways.

But you cannot tell a summer swimmer
about December ice;

nor how, in the spring of her elder years
the pool where she swam in her youth
will be all the world's oceans wide.

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