Over the past few months I have been working on writing and recording a new collection of songs. In the midst of a move from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest, and after a particularly difficult year, I found myself processing a lot of things, learning to forget others, and finally figuring out some (hopefully)…
There’s an old Celtic saying that says that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but there are a few thin places where that distance is even smaller. I’ve also heard stories of sherpa’s climbing Mount Everest, offering prayers of protection and favor as they believed they were literally scraping the border between heaven and earth. The poetic side of me loved this imagery, and I soon became convinced that our job, our goal, was to find and create these thin places… But thinking like this gets you trouble.
We don’t will ourselves closer to God.
He’s already with us.
The gap has already been bridged.
The distance has already been thinned.