Alice

Alice

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Broken Hearts, Wounded Spirits


Sweet Alice,

Broken hearts/Wounded Spirits 

It's never too early to talk about broken hearts Alice.
Your heart will most probably be broken one day.
Your spirit most probably will be wounded one day.

Truth is Alice, brokenness is just an opening for wholeness,
If you do the hard work of  healing.

So the first time this happens to you Alice, and you are old enough to understand
that this is what is happening,
Don't linger too long in the "victim" circle,
Let the brokenness or the wound become your teacher.

That's one way to understand Leonard Cohen's verse:

"that's how the light gets in"

Doing the hard work of healing your brokenness and woundedness will allow you to 
RING YOUR BELL
"YOUR"
Bell!




"Anthem"

The birds they sang
at the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don't dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
bought and sold
and bought again
the dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
the signs were sent:
the birth betrayed
the marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
of every government --
signs for all to see.

I can't run no more
with that lawless crowd
while the killers in high places
say their prayers out loud.
But they've summoned, they've summoned up
a thundercloud
and they're going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring ...

You can add up the parts
but you won't have the sum
You can strike up the march,
there is no drum
Every heart, every heart
to love will come
but like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in.
That's how the light gets in.
That's how the light gets in. 

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