A Whispered Hallelujah


I once stood on the canyon ledge — the Grand Canyon — on one of its many precipices, with the toes of my chuck all stars hugging the very edge of its footing. I stood there, breathless. Enraptured. It’s a spell-binding experience, taking in the infinite greatness of that wonder before you. Your own body — your own life — grow to seem quite infinitesimal in that space.

Recently, I had a strikingly similar experience. In one single instant, I realized how incredibly fragile our lives are; how inconceivably fleeting a single lifetime is, and how greatly we all take this thing for granted. This life. This love. This momentary human experience that is so unbelievably diverse with pains and joys, hopes and fears. It occurred to me, that nothing else matters besides love.

It’s not about fluffy feelings and pretty flowers and cliche greeting cards. It’s about selfless, unwavering, brightly shining Love. The Love that throws itself face first in the mud to keep another safe. Whole. Joyful. Comforted. The Love that never tires, never hesitates, refuses to back down, pierces through the deepest midnight and illuminates the heart of Life. The Love that accepts no second best, allows no room for excuses, bears no room for complacency or apathy.

It’s Love on fire, Love in motion, perpetuating itself with every moment that you’re in it. It needs no rest, has no end, takes no breaks and wins every battle.

That’s important. What we’re all forgetting is that the Love that brought us into this world is the only thing that will see us through this world.

We are not of this world. What does that mean? It means recognizing this one simple truth…


About Brandy Desiree

"Call on me, and I will show you great and unsearchable things you do not know." --Jeremiah 33:3 I am a seeker. A lover. A doer. A thinker. I make music, I dance often, and I laugh. It's all hilarious, really. Everything. Look around you. My children teach me a lot about life. I have five boys, and yes I'm out of my mind. It works for me though; I think this world could honestly use just a little more crazy. A lot of humanity's problems could be solved by everybody taking themselves a little less seriously. I'm grateful and alive; a constantly evolving creature, thankful for the sunshine and just as thankful for the rain... Visit my corner of the universe and share yourself! My heart could implode with welcome for you.

9 responses »

  1. Brandy,

    “Love on fire.” Yes, that’s it.

    Once, in the midst of those flames, I wrote:

    “If she is angry, I love her in her anger. If she is depressed, I love her in her depression. If she hurts me, I love her in her very assault.”

    Love is not a deal, you love me and I’ll love you. It’s an “all in” jump off the cliff.

    I’d rather die in love than live untouched by those flames.


    • Oh wow.

      …Oh wow.

      In this lifetime, there have been a number of connections I’ve made with certain individuals that somehow quantified my own sense of “BEing” in this world. A connection which transcended all things — age, distance, gender… Even time.
      I can count the number of these connections I’ve had on one hand.

      And while you are merely a writer whose path has come near mine — a person I might not ever see in the physical — I am confident and grateful that our kindredness of spirit has found a platform on which to take root.

      I get you, I feel you, and it’s cool.

  2. Intangible things, the metaphysical being, can grab and take hold like a whim or a jar. Un-lid, un-far, un-fold, un-scar, the presuppositional memories that sting? Release, dear thing. Release, dear thing. Not to assume you have carried the crown, the capital letter, the sad little noun, like a person with a title that never quite fit. Princess; dutchess. Slave-woman; ruckuss, she fought too long to wear those shoes. Lost them at midnight with lipstick and rouge. Better now. Free-er now. Nobody’s no longer refugee. Somehow. You’ll see, my sugar sweet thing.You aren’t lost in the pavement by the way, if I may. Nor are you aimless, despite what the lonely and silent might say. You are wild, uncaged, untamed and all in; unsettled maybe but keep every one of those dreams in your hand and refuse to relent. Refuse the surrender, if lemons then lemonaid… Turn on the blender.

  3. Yes, we are so easily lulled into the sense that this life – all this earth and humanity and existence is quite plain and normal, aren’t we? It takes those Grand Canyon moments to snap us back to the reality that this is one fantastic journey.

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