Friday, May 20, 2011

40 irreplaceable seconds

My grandmother's sisters

Often, it is only when things are finished that we can see and feel the fresh beginnings of a heart, usually our own, expanding outward. When great effort has been made and there is wondering if it could have been any different that what it was, in the end, there are  cherished surprises and stalwart connections and 40 irreplaceable seconds of singing  in low German.

Of all the moments in Northern Germany, 18 days of moments, it is the ones filled with open-hearted energy that rise like cream to the surface of recollection. It is the people, always the people~ in their raw exposure of wanting what every other person alive wants at their core~ that affirm the finished journey unfolded as only it could have, as it was ordained to be.


  1. Graciel that video made me grin big. So precious. Loved it. I hope things are going well for you.

  2. i could not stop smiling. such joy. such beauty in such joy. 18 days of moments.


  3. This beautiful post made me cry.

    You have *such* an ability to just cut right to the Truth.


  4. This is so sweetly beautiful; I was grinning & laughing, my heart melting like butter. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Anonymous5/22/2011

    My grandmother and great aunt were German. . .this was like hearing from them today. Tears for the beauty of this heart song!

  6. that is a treasure. it IS always the people.


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