The Devos this week seem to have a musical theme---maybe I'll keep that going!
The late Leonard Cohen's last album You Want It Darker contained a song entitled "Treaty" that I've listened to more than a few times over the course of these past many months.
Over the years, I have come to admire Cohen's work, and am grateful for his legacy. Cohen's music often reflected his struggle with religion, and his conflicted understanding of God, but was always buoyed by a strong sense of spirituality.
"Treaty" is no different. Here is a stanza that I wrote down because it just hit me right where I have lived over the course of this pandemic, and all the other challenges of this season of life:
I've seen you change it back to water, too
I sit at your table every night
I try but I just don't get high with you
I wish there was a treaty we could sign
I do not care who takes this bloody hill
I'm angry and I'm tired all the time
I wish there was a treaty,
I wish there was a treaty
Between your love and mine.