Dancing With You from “Here” to “There” For Oliver and Natalie, on their wedding day Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
In the world of spirit, There isn’t here or there, Now or then Was or will be. There is just becoming, each of us And all of us. Together.
We only seem separated in the world of appearances, The seeming solidity of things, The apparent passing of time, These conceptual distortions combine to make us feel distant and separated.
At our size (the way we experience time) London seems far from Los Angeles, Just as you seem far from me.
Yet your joy lifts my heart As though there is only here and now. Your new marriage Sparks a flame of love that shines into your past and blazes a bright future. I don’t see it with my eyes; I intuit it in my every cell.
Love is everywhere/all the time. Spirit dances the ages, all at once. Hearts linked by affection never really separate.
I’m dancing at your wedding, From what some might call “here.”