it’s too much sometimes, isn’t it?
the six beat song of the cardinal
the green reach of the wintered plant
perennial as promised
emerging new once
“Therefore we do not lose heart…”
i love it when the rain falls
hard on the clods of dirt left all over the yard
the day before
melting them into the ankle high grass
thick with the thrill of spring
and all the hacks of my shovel
and all the sore in my hamstrings
and all the cuts on my arms
feel worth it
because of the rain
smoothing it all into place
Sometimes the hardest person to forgive is yourself.
Sometimes the hardest person to trust is the One who never leaves us alone.
Then Sings My Soul is a harrowing tale of brokenness and redemption which unravels the mystery surrounding a survivor, Jakob, of shtetl genocides in pre-revolutionary Ukraine and his journey to the bucolic, lakeside town of South Haven, Michigan. Jakob, now 94 years young, struggles to come to terms with a lifetime of guilt as his daughter strives to find answers about his past before it’s too late.