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 I have been musing about the connection  between giving myself to relationships and giving myself to writing these postings... discovering that this is an inner passion for both... and they really are the same... the need to communicate... it's built in... part of the original equipment... we need to say our words... we need to express ourselves to others... both seen and unseen others...

We use our words  to do that... it's how we create ... it's how God creates... He just speaks His word... He gave us His Son who is the living Word of God... He gave us the scriptures... His written word to us... words  seem to be pretty important to God... maybe they should be important to me then... maybe that might just be the answer to "why do I write"....

I need to express  myself both with written words  and with spoken words... that's how relationships are built... I need to communicate what's going on in my heart... in order to connect with someone else's heart... that's how  Ellen and I have grown so close over these 41 years... we talk  about absolutely everything... we pray together.. we plan together... we discuss all the things we enjoy... all the things we don't enjoy... it takes time to do that... it takes energy  to do that... it takes commitment  to do that... and it works... it takes year after year.... it grows... it gets better and better... it's how we connect....

It was interesting to receive this comment  from my brother Marc's wife... Lin... responding  to my posting the other day about celebrating our 41st Anniversary... She reads  all the time and has opened a marvelous little Book Shoppe in France... so it was not surprising that she quoted  from one of those books in her shoppe... "Howards End"  by E.M. Forster... commenting  that perhaps Ellen and I had "something in common" with this quote...

 "Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer."

Think about it for a moment... see the importance of connecting  with others... and the thing we need to connect is our prose  (our words both written and spoken) with our passion  for relationship.... and human love will be seen at its height...

Ellen and I have become one... no more fragments... we live fragmented no longer.... thanks Lin....

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