Monday, September 12, 2016

sacred ground // Kate

Oh my goodness, guys. I am so BEYOND ecstatic to have the brilliant Kate on the blog today! Kate is one of my blogger besties, and I'm constantly in awe of her creative talents. She is one of the most creative people that I have ever met. Follow her blog- you will be BLOWN AWAY. She's a world changer, guys. When I first read this poem, I honestly couldn't even handle it. I read it at least four times, and I'm still not over just how awesome it is. Thank you SO much, Kate, for posting! So honored to have you here. 
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painting,
drawing,
dancing,
writing,
singing,
strumming the strings of a guitar. 

it's not just paint on a page, 
words on a screen,
movements on a stage 
or across the living room floor,

it's creation. it's a continuation,
of a rhythm
a beat, 
a song, 
written, composed by
our Creator,
our Papa,
the star breather.

a paintbrush stroke on a page,
meaningless? or merely the next verse
in the song
that started with
"let there be light"?

a step in ballet shoes,
a twisting of joyous bare feet,
empty, hollow? 
or
an echo of
"The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands."

clay between palms,
brainstorming sessions at one AM,
songs, 
music,
jamming with friends,

when we're asked what it is that we "do"
it seems so often as though we disregard these things,
for the ones that 'pay the bills'.

we disregard them as "hobbies"
when actually, we are treading on sacred ground
every time we open our mouths in song,
move our feet in dance,
lift our hands to create.
Every time we find our souls reaching out to the world through our fingertips,
through our talents,
through our dreams,
we find ourselves becoming more and more
like our Papa.

using the hands He created,
to create.

hobby?

no.

sacred act.
divine dance.
blessed,
gifted,
needed in this world.

so when they ask "what do you do?"

don't be afraid to tell them:

"I dance.
I sing.
I draw.
I act.
I capture images.
I write stories.
I laugh and jam with friends.
I watch stars,
and clouds,
and feel the air between my fingers 
on long car rides.
I create.

Just like our Papa."


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FOLLOW KATE!

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42 comments:

  1. *stands there in awe* MY HEART.

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  2. This is gorgeous!

    With love and all joy,
    Allie D.
    www.alliesblogdesigns.blogspot.com
    www.friendlovesatalltimes.blogspot.com
    www.sincerelyallied.blogspot.com
    www.spreadingmyjoy.blogspot.com

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  3. oh my gosh that last line. KATTTTTTTTTTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. WHATTTT! This is wonderful! Unique and so true!!!

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  5. GAH I can't. THIS POEM WAS SO GORGEOUS. You are amazing, Katie. Never stop creating. ♥♥

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  6. i'm going to come back and read this every time i wonder about "what i do."
    YOU NAILED IT KATIE.

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    1. I'm literally just going to bookmark it and save it forever

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  7. This is shatteringly lovely and true and glorious. ♡ my heart feels round and affirmed(!)

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    1. Olivia, thank you so much ♥ gaah your comment blessed me this morning man

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  8. grace annnnneee i cry :') it was such a blessing to do this swap with you, and your words up top just make my heart weep. WEEP. you are a gift to this world, girl ♥ so much love for you and your blog

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    1. Oh my goodness Kate, this was honestly so much fun. ♥ It was an absolute honor to have you and your beautiful words here. Endless amounts of love for you, supernova. ♥

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  9. THIS WHOLE THING KILLED ME OH MY GOODNESS WHAT EVEN CAN I PRINT THIS AND HANG IT EVERY WHERE?????????????? MY HEART!!!

    That last line literally sLaYeD mE.

    THIS WHOLE THING SLAYED ME WHAT EVEN

    This is seriously one of the most beautiful things I have ever read I'm sorry gtg bandage my heart

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    1. I WANT TO DO THE EXACT SAME THING LIKE LET ME TATTOO THIS ALL OVER MY HEART ♥

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  10. I love the cadence of this! It's so powerful! What a great reminder that we are creative beings because WE were created. That baffles me to think of! Also, I LOVE how you called God "the star breather." Such a beautiful piece :) <3

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  11. booooom

    goes my heart
    and my head
    and everything

    ouch sister ouch <3

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    1. you two are the most talented sisters of ever it blows my mind ♥

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  12. OKAY SO THIS IS REALLY LATE, but waaaaht??? I aM haViNG hEArT PaLPItAtiONs. O.O

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    1. ^Everyone who's ever read Kate's writing

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