Sunrise in Zanzibar

My theology is changing
Finding the God within, the God without
Mother, Father, Creator, Friend,
Mountains beyond my soap bubble
And also within.

Because we *are* God.
The guide inside is God
The light, the wisdom, the part that watches
Is God.

And the me that is God
is curious (and kind).
Insatiably curious (endlessly kind).
Like a babe finding her toes.
Bottomless wonder
Endless delight.

Existence is a gift;
My worship is dance and wonder and beauty
Sensation, taste, awe.
The God in me is waiting,
Urgently, pressingly, lustily waiting
To smell a sunrise
To dance in waves
To read and breathe and taste.
Where is virtue in abstinence?
God-me swims and cries and plays.

Conscious. I am conscious.
Goodness is born of knowing
The sparrow’s fall
The weight of ink.
To dive into being, a willing witness
A whole and broken member
This is the meaning of life.


AdelaHope used to be a little girl with a microphone, who loved her bicycle. She is now a woman with a family, a laptop, and a ukulele, who has dreams of traveling to beautiful, interesting places. She is currently living the mom-life in New England

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3 Responses

  1. Allemande Left says:


  2. Arganoil says:

    You have put words to how I feel. Thank you for this gift

  3. Violadiva says:

    Beautiful and thought provoking. I love claiming those self made theologies. They are so authentic.

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