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BLOWIN' IN THE WIND: Reflections by Rev. Cynthia Bourgeault and friends

Red Hat’s in Town

 

We would like to share with you a this wonderfully descriptive poem by recent Wisdom School participant Faye Cox,  that so creatively captures our Teacher, Cynthia Bourgeault.

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Cynthia in Red Hat

Red Hat’s in Town

 

Careful, you might miss her in a crowd

neither tall nor fashionable

obvious, imposing – in no way whatsoever.

A small force, a trim tab

with the impact of a mighty wind

stirred by a butterfly wing.

Shifting the foundations of empire

is not an easy job  -  given, not taken,

received with equal dollops of humility and humor.

A traveler of interstices, crossing points, and waystations,

heart of hermit, head laid on a thousand pillows,

sandal-footed she comes to the call of our eagerly waiting ears.

 

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Photo image of Cynthia Bourgeault by Diane Walker: www.contemplativephotography.com

 

 

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3 Responses to Red Hat’s in Town

  1. Freda Iverson says:

    Faye’s poem beautifully encapsulated our time with Cynthia at La Casa de Maria, with “eagerly waiting ears” I look forward to Wisdom School Part 2.

  2. Faye, appreciation of Cynthia as Holy Spirit is what I took from your unique vision – “a mighty wind . . . shifting the foundations of empire” indeed. This is what comes through as I re-read The Holy Trinity and keep shaking my head in awe with the mantra Wow . . . . Wow . . . .Wow . . . . . . . .

  3. The voice of Margaret Haines comes to mind, “Oh wow…that about nails her.” Said with a wide grin.

    Love to you, Cynthia,
    Amy MacLeod

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