Resting, Dancing

Sometimes I experience God as this Beautiful Nothing,” he said. “And it seems then as though the whole point of life is just to rest in it. To contemplate it and love it and eventually disappear into it. And then other times it’s just the opposite. God feels like a presence that engorges everything. I come out here, and it seems the divine is running rampant. That the marsh, the whole of Creation, is some dance God is doing, and we’re meant to step into it, that’s all.”

–Sue Monk Kidd, The Mermaid Chair

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2 Comments on “Resting, Dancing”

  1. Patry Says:

    That quote alone is worth the price of the book.

  2. Jim Says:

    I love this quote, and the one by George Benard Shaw about the nature of trees – I think I might use that in my nature programs, while talking to kids.

    I also want to tell you how much I enjoy your website. It makes my day to come over here and see what you’ve put up.

    thanks – Jim