Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Emotions

Today I'm struggling to keep my emotions under control. The doctor said that I'll be in here for quite awhile yet. I have a long way to go on my FEV1. Emotionally I'm having a lot of trouble staying positive. It's one of those days where I long to be free of what the poet calls the "mortal coil." The following poem is a song I think of often when I'm in this sort of mood. It's one that I think of when I'm nearly consumed with emotions caused by the reality that my health is declining.

Dante's Prayer
by Loreena McKennitt

When the dark wood fell before me
And all the paths were overgrown
When the priests of pride say
there is no other way
I tilled the sorrows of stone

I did not believe because I could not see
Though you came to me in the night
When the dawn seemed forever lost
You showed me your love in
the light of the stars

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Then the mountain rose before me
By the deep well of desire
From the fountain of forgiveness
Beyond the ice and fire

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me

Though we share this humble path, alone
How fragile is the heart
Oh give these clay feet wings to fly
To touch the face of the stars

Breathe life into this feeble heart
Lift this mortal veil of fear
Take these crumbled hopes, etched with tears
We'll rise above these earthly cares

Cast your eyes on the ocean
Cast your soul to the sea
When the dark night seems endless
Please remember me
Please remember me

Comments:
Lauren,

I have been following your blog for awhile. Your gift of writing is amazing. You also show what a woman of God you are.

I am praying for you, for renewed health and also for encouragement through these dark days.

Sue VanHamersveld
 
What a beautiful poem.

Thinking of you everyday and sending love.
 
I'm praying for you each day. I hope your emotions are evening out and your health is starting to improve by now. It's always good to read your blogs!

I also am praying for Brad, if you want to pass that along...
 
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