Monday, October 8, 2007

Much Madness

my goodness! i haven't posted since last wednesday.
well, my wife's parents came for the weekend, to see my daughter's drill team friday night, and then hang out saturday, and then come to journey sunday morning. so thursday was clean the house day. and i've felt completely behind on my to-do lists at work and i hate that. so that's where I'VE been the last five days.
yesterday at jifc was really wonderful. lots of people. and lots of soul and Spirit. the "lots of people" part isn't the point; we journeyers have always said that it's not a question of how many of us there are; we don't count; we don't have growth goals or plans. but when the Spirit is on, and lots of people are there all up in it, it rocks. it's like a big feast and the more people there are celebrating and getting some good food and drink, the better.

what? no growth goals? that's insane!
i don't mean to be arrogant or snide. i am aware of the voices in my own head.

emily dickinson knew what it felt like for people to think you're crazy, just because you do things differently.
okay, e.d., do your thing:

Much Madness is divinest Sense -
To a discerning Eye -
Much Sense, the starkest Madness -
'Tis the Majority
In this, as all, prevail -
Assent, and you are Sane -
Demur, you're straightway dangerous -
And handled with a Chain

The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson


paraheadache said...

I love Emily Dickinson... she says things that I feel and think... but she says them much more beautifully than I can...

and yeah... yesterday was GREAT! It was definitely ON!

Rick Diamond said...

it was on!!! and emily dickinson RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

strange little god-child lady hanging out in her house in mass. ... writing amazing words and capturing the heart ... spirit-woman in sweet shy body-clothing ... right on.