Author Archives: bobjanisdillon

About bobjanisdillon

Unitarian Universalist minister, poet, husband, father, three-chord guitar wonder.

Your Monday Blessing: the self

May your find yourself so often and in so many marvellous guises that the I is the aperture to all things

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Your Monday Blessing: the water

Let me tell you a story about myself. I came from the water – before I had this body, I mean, when I was all ambition and a few tendrils. I came from the water, and flopped up onto the … Continue reading

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Juliette Gréco is singing Over the Rainbow

Juliette Gréco is singing Over the Rainbow as she walks home through Paris after her interrogation by the Gestapo. Judy Garland, full-throated, echoes off the Boulevards, decommissioning silence, adding a few notes to joy’s chapter in the book of life. … Continue reading

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horseradish

While I am eating horseradish, it occurs to me there are at this very moment people who are trying to avert an international scandal that might affect one’s standing on the world’s stage, not to mention their investments in the … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: Your Next Breath

Dear one I am keeping your next breath very close to me I carry it around like a sacred amulet like a child’s toy like the sky itself in my heart with it I walk on the earth dignified and … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing comes from a place dear to my heart. I’ve come to know the Warrington YMCA, as well as their affiliated night shelter, a little over the last two years. Twice a month or so, a few of … Continue reading

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Tao Te Ching #1

The word that can be spoken is not the eternal word. The picture that can be drawn is not the true picture. The indescribable created all. The describable is the mother of every thing. Therefore, only beyond the thinking mind, … Continue reading

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