I cannot dance, Lord, unless you lead me.
If you want me to leap with abandon,
You must intone the song.
Then I shall leap into love,
From love into knowledge,
From knowledge into enjoyment,
And from enjoyment beyond all human sensations.
There I want to remain, yet want also to circle higher still.
Image above (and on front-page mastheads): The Empty Tomb by Lucy Janjigian.
Words: I Cannot Dance by Mechthild of Magdeburg.