I will always be heard wherever beauty is both the end and
beginning of terror and every moment swings on the same
pendulum of Forever. We humans are immortal. No one can
steal our birthright. The Connection is direct and cannot be
broken. Know that each part of us is conceived from the same
ectoplasm that deemed us special—and this is the paradox:
Unblemished Soul married to Invincible Mind.
Is it not the same dilemma that we in our innocence brought to
the altar of ourselves when Destiny raced through our veins, driving
us to swear “until death do us part”—never realizing this bonding
was already sealed in the annals of our flesh? Passion irremediable!
Never acknowledging that somewhere in the farthest corner of our
Heart we have always known who we are, yet in our stubbornness
refused to listen to that Other Voice… refused to acknowledge that
part of us that is a thousand-voice chorus—a single “Yes”?
--Carol Adler, from Chaconne, copyright 2016