"I can still see fireflies + bats swooping over the garden. I can still taste cherries- searching for the pits with my tongue. I can spit out the pits...while still tasting the cherries. I can do it. The good + the bad come as one- but I still joyfully take it in. I can hold it all at once. The goodness of the cherry is worth dealing with the pits. Dear God, as painful as it is. This is it. Cherries. Harmony. It sucks. It hurts. I hate it. Please, please, no more pits, dear God. No more pits. Oh- but the cherry.
Before you know it- a sense of God's wholeness,
everything coming together for good, will come.
Fill your minds with things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling + gracious-
beautiful not ugly, the best not the worst, things to praise not to curse.
Do this + God will work you into his excellent harmonies.
Philippians 4 (MSG)