Author Archives: bobjanisdillon

About bobjanisdillon

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

The Diner

The night before I got married, there was a diner. It was across the street from the motel where we were staying – where I was staying, and my friends, and a few various of my family, and the night … Continue reading

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Great Story Prayer

Eternal spirit of life and love, o God, We come together in your presence today, Grateful to be a part of the great story. What a magnificent story it is! From the whirling of the stars, To the evolution of … Continue reading

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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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