Doing It Differently


Not everybody does things in the usual manner. I had the opportunity to see Dame Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf percussionist from Scotland, perform in a dress rehearsal with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. Afterwards she invited some members of the Deaf Community to join her on stage and have a conversation about what she does. It is fascinating to listen to her as she describes how she hears music with her entire body. Watching her perform, she creates sound with her whole being. Standing in her stocking feet, the vibrations move through her, inspiring sound to come forth.

If we only believe what we know, how can we be open to what we cannot know? If we only do what we have done before, where can the newness take hold of our depths and propel us into an experience beyond the known that must be encountered? Easter is like this. We must hear with our entire bodies, believe the inexplicable, see without our eyes, and trust beyond our capacity.

What must you do differently to be this open and vulnerable?



About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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