05 March 2005

Grapefruit trees and a Bucket of Rhymes


"...I think I'll go for a walk outside, the sun is calling my name."

Oh no! For once, there is no sun in Phoenix, Arizona but rather these beautiful dark clouds and skyt hat fills the space between the leaves and the random palm tree. Of course, in the direct center is the famous Grapefruit Tree that we all take turns picking. This, is Spring. The most pleasant time of year in Arizona and absolutely beautiful. Here comes the storm...and whatever the storm is, I feel ready. I feel ready to embrace it...why? I'm still not sure, but whatever it is I know He'll be there. In the words of the much appriciated Rufus Wainwright. My dear Kate introduce this song to me:

"I don't know what it is
but You got to do it
I don't know where to go
But You got to be there
I don't know where to fall
But I know that its comfortable where
I don't know where it is

...Putting all of my time
In learning to care
And a bucket of rhymes
I threw up somewhere
Want a locket of who
Made me lose my perfunctory view
Of all that is around
And of all that I do

I don't know what it is to get me over
To get me over
You gotta do it.
You gotta be there."
If you get a chance, check that song out.

Shabbot Shalom everyone!

1 comment:

thekate said...

That is a beautiful picture, dear one, and to hear that song in my mind paired with that image, somehow they go together...
it's the sense of expectation that comes with a storm.

I keep missing your calls, and I hate that! Although I love having your voice preserved on my answering machine. I was visiting my grandma in the hospital up north yesterday. I miss you and I can't wait to hear the Jesus-story you have to share!!!

I say those words to you, Mel...
"I don't know what it is, but you gotta be there..." my life is a mystery to me at the moment, but like waiting for the storm, I know I can expect something.
And you gotta be there.

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