If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps the huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of frightening ourselves with death.

During our show this week, Krista Tippett asked Sylvia Boorstein to read the Pablo Neruda poem she always carries with her. Quite a few listeners have asked where they can hear “Keeping Quiet” again, so here she is reciting the poem in front of a live audience in suburban Detroit.

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Because the whole of our person is quiet a door opens in our soul that allows for the "perfect love"of our creator to enter our being and with that the sum total of fear remaining is zero "0." Thank you for reminding us of a life not driven by fear but one created in the pursuit of God's many gifts, one being "still."

Immensely moving... Beautiful!

what a vivid and perfect pause to begin my day, thank you for the lushness of Neruda's poem and Sylvia's lovey reading. Continued blessings!


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