“Hurricane” – An Alphabyte

Alphabytes are object meditations
that move through the alphabet two times
in the course of the fifty-two weeks in the year.
“Hurricane” introduces the Eighth Week in Pentecost.

Nick reads the Alphabyte.

Islands where hurricanes abound are so often those of the poor.
Theirs are not storm-proof homes.
When the great winds come, the door in the front
    and the door in the back must be open
    to welcome the unfriendly guest,
    and show him the way out.
The alternative? A sure explosion from within.

So too with the humble house of the soul.
When the winds of arrogance, judgment, hatred, guilt and shame
    threaten to blow the self away, be sure that the door in the front
    and the door in the back are open wide, letting all the angry winds
    pass straight through, till the gentle winds of the Spirit return
    and breathe softly across your soul.

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