Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Discovered

This statue is outside the basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe (where we've been on vacation).  The statue is called "St. Francis Dancing on Water."  I fell in love with it.  The artist is Monika Kaden.  I took a ton of photos of it, these are just three.  I think if you click on them you get the bigger version.

 


And then I found this Rumi poem, thanks to the artist:


DANCE, WHEN YOU'RE BROKEN OPEN.
DANCE, IF YOU'VE TORN THE BANDAGE OFF.
DANCE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIGHTING.
DANCE IN YOUR BLOOD.
DANCE, WHEN YOU'RE PERFECTLY FREE.

Rumi

Amen.

2 comments:

  1. this poem is beautiful! it brings to mind emilie townes' lecture monday night on "the dancing mind." (which, of course, was amazing!) thanks for sharing these pictures!

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  2. Oh, both poem and images are fantastic, just what I needed to hear and see today.

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