The poems and pictures that have been collected here are prompts toward leaning into the places you have been and become. Clearly, every doorway you have crossed over and every window you have gazed yourself through have become woven into the fabric of the "you" that is now holding this place as here and now. The "you" that is here has moved through immense passages. They are all inside of you now. Reach back and in and set yourself free to bathe in all you have leaned into becoming over time. Journey into the chasm of your life. Stand in awe at the arrangement of the infinitesimal experiences of grandeur and suspense. You have pushed and pulled--been pushed and pulled--through endless doors and windows of the Spirit. Never deny the way all of that has mingled itself into the one who is viewing the life you believe is yours. It is made up of an endless number yous--that in the end--may not be the one you at all, but a myriad of places to feel from through time. A broad and plasmic you spread out through each and every window and door of space and time.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"[An] utterly creative spirit is best accessed through creativity itself, through art, symbol, and poetry. God is not prosaic or predictable. . . . Open this book and be re-created yourself." --Richard Rohr, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
N. Thomas Johnson-Medland Bob Cook Sarina Cook
N. Thomas Johnson-Medland is the CIO of Lighthouse Hospice, Inc., of Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is the author of Bridges, Paths, and Waters; Dirt, Sky, and Mountains, Cairn-Space, Entering the Stream, Along the Road, and From the Belly of the Whale (all from Resource Publications) as well as Turning Within. He lives in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania with his wife, Glinda, and two sons, Zachary Aidan and Josiah Gabriel.