Why Me, Why Here?


To fall in love.

To stay in love—

With myself, with my clan

With the pileated Woodpecker with the crimson-plumed headdress

With God.

To manifest in my own unique way a molecule of Jesus in this time and space.

To reveal that I am more than dust,

I am a soul that was before and will always be.

To accomplish something worthy with the soft muscle of my heart.

To slip a word of hope in every conversation.

To try and see God in all my Beloved’s masterful manifestations.

To laugh, to relish the beauty, to play.

To be a tuning fork, maybe even help work a miracle or two.

To duel with fear, and walk away champion.

To remember the last always goes first, the servant before the crown

And humbly, take my place in line.

To become a gourmand of grace

Tie my apron about me, use every pot and pan in my cupboard, set the table beautiful for a multitude

And spend my life nourishing hearts.

To show God that I can evolve


To figure out a way to properly say thank you for the whole of it.

To empty myself.

Transformed and incandescent,

Pure peace.

So when my feathers begin to twitch,

Light as a feather—-

I will rise for the next adventure.



  • Mimi Heldman

    November 13, 2017 at 12:39 pm Reply

    oh, this is so lovely…….

  • Jennifer Puryear

    November 13, 2017 at 1:17 pm Reply

    So lovely, Farrell. xo


    November 13, 2017 at 2:08 pm Reply


  • Lissa

    November 13, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply

    Thank you for this beautiful response to life’s big question 🙂

  • Diane Tucker

    November 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm Reply

    Missed you yesterday @WCC!

  • Jacqueline Grant

    November 13, 2017 at 4:55 pm Reply

    A prayer of hope I desperately need this morning.
    Really appreciate your inspired words that come before my eyes at just the right moment.
    Thank you, Farrell

  • Debra Taylor

    November 13, 2017 at 6:16 pm Reply

    As always: just what I needed before I realized it was needed. Thank you.

  • Eliza Kolakowski

    November 13, 2017 at 8:27 pm Reply

    Your beautiful writings always speak to and touch the deepest part of my thirsty soul. Thank you.

  • Gail Crockett

    November 14, 2017 at 12:10 am Reply

    Thank you !!! Lovely words ?

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