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“With Every Breath We Are Ablaze”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

I love the SP root. It gave rise to so many words, most of them with a common, central meaning. Consider a few: spurt, sprinkle, spark, sperm, sputum, spit. All with the idea of something vital being projected from a live source to a destination which it may vitalize: the spark igniting the kindling.

And think of spirit: from God to ignite the bush, now ablaze.

And respiration: taking in the Great Spirit as Heaven’s Breath, and It feeding, fueling, the Inner Peace within us.

With every breath we are Ablaze.