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The Unbearable Heaviness of Being

My quest for the eternal lightness

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True friendship is a window to seeing the the divine. It points me to faith, hope and love. It is to me an invitation to trust again. It teaches me to listen, to smile, to cry, and to pray.



We sat and ate, we talked, we laughed and we cried. Somewhere along our own journeys, this sacred communion has changed us. 


…having sent the crowd away, the teacher got down from the boat and sat down and begin to rub his forehead. Winding down, he look across the horizon, feeling the slight breeze hitting against his face. As he stared down on the sand, watching crabs scurrying to take cover behind the rocks, one of his followers ask him, ‘teacher, how can we experience life to the full?’

‘What does your scripture tell you?’

A disciple shot: ‘believe and confess’.

Added another, ‘be strong and put on the armor of truth’

The teacher look at them feel compassionate for them and said to them, ‘If you can understand this, that even these crustaceans, strong and full in their armors – joints, angles, and spikes, a strong lightweight shield that would make the Roman army proud, thriving amid decaying fish, rotting pilings, and the refuse of a careless human populace, will have these old skeletons shucked off for the new body to emerge, larger and fresh, not once but a times a few.’ 

I’m just thinking about my friends who have this unstopable cravings for crabs and would do anything for them, and at anytime….happy crabbing!