"The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.”
Marge Piercy, To Be of Use: Poems
…I have a givenness to the carried of the carried.
"I believe the intricacies of what God created in His design for a family—that there is something that starts, like you said, before birth in this connection between the child and the mother and even the father, who talks and whose voice is heard while the child is in utero, that begins a process that makes the raising of a child far easier."
Jon Bergeron, Confronting the Realities of Adoption, FamilyLife Today, August 26th, 2014
The intricacies of the intimacies.
…I have a givenness to whose voice is heard in utero.
"It’s very important to write things down instantly, or you can lose the way you were thinking out a line. I have a rule that if I wake up at 3 in the morning and think of something, I write it down. I can’t wait until morning - it’ll be gone."
Mary Oliver, Maria Shriver Interviews the Famously Private Poet Mary Oliver, O Magazine, March 2011
My night cap.
…I have a givenness to the Rule of Oliver
"Deep calls to deep." Psalm 42:7
To the abyss and not the abysmal.
…I have a givenness to the Christ of the Abyss.