Tomb Time


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A friend who knows more about ecclesiastical stuff than I do

Mentioned that today;

The time in the Bible between Christ’s

Crucifixion

And the return

Is called: TOMB TIME…

The metaphor intrigues me

As today, I am giving a talk

Entitled: THE SHATTERING, THE RECONCILIATION, AND THE RETURN.

These three words were mysteriously downloaded into me

A couple months ago.

The words came first,

Then the work of deciphering the thing as it applies to me,

As a person in relationship with disability.

The SHATTERING part is clear.

The TOMB TIME or RECONCILIATION

Is a crucial part

Most of us would rather skip altogether.

I think, because this is all about the unknown, the Mystery, gathering ourselves

Before we return to the world

Essentially new,

Albeit, a bit tattered.

I have spoken before about Santa Fe

On Easter weekend

When hundreds of ‘pilgrims’

Walk many, many miles

As their own crucifixion, I imagine,

Arriving at the SANTUARIO DE CHIMAYO

For the Easter celebration.

Suffering,

Whether self-inflicted

Or visited on us unbidden,

Has the capacity to bring us to our knees.

And there,

The landscape is often unfamiliar.

You won’t find it in DWELL magazine

And when you DO find it

It’s pretty hard to tell someone else how to get there.

But, today…

That’s the topic of my talk, essentially.

I’ll let ya’ know how it goes..

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3 Responses to “Tomb Time”

  1. Carol S on April 24th, 2011

    …it’s hard to tell someone else how to get there…yes, I imagine it is, but your written words hold a lot of meaning for me, so I would expect your talk is going to spark some fires in people. Or at least give them a possible new view on things. That is a gift. Interesting that those three words were “downloaded” to you. Seems it was fate and faith that inspired you to share with and help others. God bless you Cathy.

  2. Laura Hegfield on April 25th, 2011

    beautifully expressed as always Cathy…I look forward to reading about your talk and how you experienced sharing your story and what has been revealed to you to others.

  3. EVANGELINE CHAVEZ on April 25th, 2011

    I DO LIKE THE METAPHOR” TOMB TIME”, WHICH YOU FOLLOW WITH THE SHATTERING, THE RECONCILIATION, AND THE RETURN. IT DOES DEPLICT THE FAITH PEOPLE HAVE ESPECIALLY DURING THE WALK TO CHIMAYO. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR TALK .

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