Monday, June 6, 2016

Backlight and Backstory


The photo is poorly exposed,
Backlight obscuring detail,
The moment not so much stopped
And held for inspection
As suggesting slow motion, 
So many moments before and after, times
Shared with so many of us, times
As joyful or sad as shadow and light.
The entire backstory is here,
Present in this holy instant
Held up for all to see.

[On the occasion of the farewell/celebration service at the Auburn Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for retiring minister Diana Jordan Allende, May 22, 2016.]

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