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“We will hold a broken circle…”

In the early 90’s when I lived with my parents after college, there was a youngish recent divorcee that moved into our neighborhood and befriended us. Thereupon followed a familiar pattern of a honeymoon period in friendships; that time of joy after meeting nice new people, before the realization of human limitations set in, and before she chewed my ass beyond recognition over a boy we both knew.

But before all that, she was seeking a new life after ending her marriage, and became involved with my Dad’s church choir. I was frequently at her house, and she had there a quote posted told to her by my father (which I hadn’t recalled him ever telling me) that went, ‘We don’t sing because we are happy, we are happy because we sing’.

I love this quote. I think its anonymous, but I refer to it when I feel I should be engaging more closely with the flow of life, which is often. Its just kind of funny that I got that quote from my Dad by way of the neighbor lady. I don’t know whatever happened to her, and I wish we could have both behaved more maturely, but that is like wishing the sky wasn’t blue, or that water isn’t wet.

I heard later that after cohabiting for a few years, she beat the hell outta the boy she was so angry at me over.

Soon Love Soon, by Vienna Teng
Live in Germany, 2009

Soon, love, soon
Soon, love, soon
Soon, love, soon

There’ll be a fire burning in the temple of our peace
(Soon love soon)
There’ll be the soaring voice for a silent plea
(Soon love soon)
We will hold a broken circle and begin to pray
(Soon love soon)
We will find a black and white in the grey

And we will be as one god
And we will be as one people
And we will be as one god
And we will be as one people

(Soon love soon)
We will find illumination in unnatural light
(Soon love soon)
You will travel a thousand miles without leaving my sight
(Soon love soon)
We will find we never knew hatred ran so deep
(Soon love soon)
Such a wide, wide chasm of faith to leap

But we will be as one god
And we will be as one people
And we will be as one god
And we will be as one people
Yes we will be as one god
And we will be as one people

(Soon love soon)
There’ll be an evolution of the human soul
(Soon love soon)
We will know that to be a part is to be truly whole
(Soon love soon)
We will know the pattern of centuries’ rise and fall
(Soon love soon)
We will know that the fate of one is the fate of all

And we will be as one god
And we will be as one people
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