. . . .from Yvonne
Paul McCartney wrote his song, ‘It’s A Fine Line’, that got embedded in the part of me that views life. I didn’t exactly want it to, but I notice it is, in fact, a fine line lots of places I look. McCartney’s lyrics point out it is a fine line between chaos and creation. And it is. In fact, it’s even finer than a line. With a dab of distance it is little more than a shift of perception, a change of perspective. What’s previously viewed as chaos, we look back on and often see it was, after all, creation in process. It is life–yours and mine–becoming even more My guess is you won’t have to look long to find examples of that in your own life. I know it is there repeatedly in mine. Change the dates and the details, and creation is there again emerging out of what surely seemed chaos to me at the time.
Then I begin seeing how fine the line can be in so many other paces. It can be a fine line between a breakdown and a breakthrough. It might even be a fine line between tragedy and triumph depending on the glance you give it and the eyes you use.
Then there it is again as the calendar is about to turn that last page into a new year. It is a fine line between endings and beginnings. We’ll be thinking about that on Sunday with a little help from the McCartney song and a little more help from you as together we think about it all.
Come for the 10:00 service and then dip yourself a bowl of soup and join me back in the Celebration Room from 11:30-12:30 as we look at endings and beginnings. This New Year’s Eve’s Eve Day will invite our ritual of transition from chaos, breakdown, tragedy, and endings into creation, breakthrough, triumph, and beginnings! Hope to see you there!
Blessing and Peace, Yvonne