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The Voice & God

MindMap: IconographyFunny how one month I can be all about video, then all about radio, then -- now -- all about paper and pens. I guess it's true: "To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven" (Ecclesiastes, 3:1) ... ["turn, turn, turn" (The Byrds)].

But isn't it all about storytelling?

It's like doing a big jigsaw puzzle... one day you're seeing how all the sky pieces fit... the next, you have an insight about the lower right corner. Some weeks, speaking a story into a microphone is the Voice, the ultimate expresseion. The next week the Voice can only be heard in the doodles.

Hmmm... why did I capitalize Voice? Pat's going to tell me I'm talking about God. Especially now that I've quoted the Old Testament.

I'm so not a God person. And yet...

I am striving to tune into something that is beyond me, beyond my ego, beyond my chattering brain. But I always think of the Voice as something deep, deep inside me rather than way, way out there. Or... I never thought of this... is it the Between? What good is a voice if there is no one listening? It's the old "if a tree falls & no one is listening, is there a sound?" conundrum.

Now I have myself all tangled up in this analogy.

If I'm trying to hear the voice -- the VOICE -- through various forms of storytelling and the Voice is God ("In the beginning was the Word... and the Word was God... And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us..." John 1) then does that mean... I'm Jesus??!!

This entry definitely took me on an unexpected journey.

10.2.2008

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