The Waves and the Ocean

3 09 2009

Came across this last night:

Assuming the waves could speak, what should they say to the ocean?  Perhaps the most meaningful noise they could make would be the rhythmic, relentless whisper they make as they rise and fall, come in and out of being.  Surely that is a worthy prayer.  Surely those prayerful sounds, if they could be scored on paper, would be worthy of regular rehearsal, for they would remind each wave of the source of its being.  Making those sounds would remind each wave that it was indeed a wave and, contrary to all the wave’s illusions, not something else.”

– Lawrence Kushner, God Was in This Place & I, i Did Not Know, 134.

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