Hi, friends. I’m posting to give an update on my health and ask for prayers and support. I have been dealing with rather serious sinus issues for almost a year. After multiple unsuccessful treatments (antibiotics, steroids, allergy meds, etc.), I am going to have sinus surgery. I saw a specialist this past Monday, and he agreed to do the surgery. Not only do I need to … Continue reading Sinus Surgery Next Week!
“Beauty in Deformity”
Flawlessly the dissonant chords resonate–
rubbing and ringing.
The pain in the notes bearing
a crying, a caressing,
The rhythm alternating
while voices crescendo.
A sometimes echo reaches
from the depths of wretchedness,
sparks a light, illuminates, dazzles, grows to a blaze–
reverberates from the fleeting chaos,
rests on the notes past
and drips lovely peace.
Music is born from the belly of
And still in consumate tension,
Beautiful is the perfectly formed deformity. Continue reading “Beauty in Deformity”
Or so says today’s American culture. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) this past April, over half (51%) of all Americans approve of cosmetic plastic surgery. It shouldn’t be surprising then that, as the ASAPS boasts, “almost 9.5 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States [in 2010].”
Our culture does not deal well with its scars and imperfections.