Thursday, January 19, 2012

For the prima ballerina who cannot dance to anything


I love the song "Heart With No Companion" by Leonard Cohen. I was listening to it this morning while doing my yoga practice and light meditation. It got me to thinking about paths and directions. Where am I going? What are my goals? How can I take all my talents and actualize them into something I love doing? I feel like he wrote this line just for me: "For the prima ballerina who cannot dance to anything."

It's so profound to me, especially in this season of my life. I feel like I'm destined for something -- like there is something out there that has been a part of me forever but hasn't worked itself out yet. Time will tell.



Now I greet you from the other side
Of sorrow and despair
With a love so vast and shattered
It will reach you everywhere

And I sing this for the captain
Whose ship has not been built
For the mother in confusion
Her cradle still unfilled

For the heart with no companion
For the soul without a king
For the prima ballerina
Who cannot dance to anything

Through the days of shame that are coming
Through the nights of wild distress
Tho' your promise count for nothing
You must keep it nonetheless

You must keep it for the captain
Whose ship has not been built
For the mother in confusion
Her cradle still unfilled

For the heart with no companion
For the soul without a king
For the prima ballerina
Who cannot dance to anything


And I greet you from the other side
Of sorrow and despair
With a love so vast and shattered
It will reach you everywhere

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