Thursday, September 26, 2013

breath and body

The elements
of Breath and Body
remember how you
belong to the blank
and smoldering face
of God. How you
wake to his lucent
kiss, how the suggestion
of air is a poignancy
before he gathers it
full and twinkling
for you to breathe.

©Laura Sorrells 2013
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  1. The way you capture the love of God in your writings remind me of the little I've read by women theologians in the church

  2. Thank you very very much, sage. I so appreciate that.


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I live at the edge of the forest in a little town in the north Georgia mountains. I teach sixth grade Language Arts and am writing a memoir of sorts about family, spirituality, and narrative. I am also exploring a possible writing project having to do with contemporary lay contemplative experience and how it might be informed by the Desert Fathers and Mothers of early Christianity. I am a relatively recent convert to Roman Catholicism and an admirer of Pope Francis, Leonardo Boff, Joan Chittister, and Richard Rohr. I'm a Lay Associate of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery in Conyers, Georgia. I am interested in indigenous cultures, narratives, and spirituality, especially how these can inform my spirituality as a lay contemplative. I write, read, take pictures, play around with creating ephemera from paper and cloth and other organic things. I cook, hike, watch wildlife, and collect random bits of interesting oddness, both tangible and abstract. I am a seer of smallness and a caretaker of ridiculous minutiae. If you want, e-mail me at or