Visual Meditation: To Feel the Weight

It’s great to live only by the
spirit, to testify day by day
for eternity only to the
spiritual side of people.
But sometimes I get fed up
with my spiritual existance.

Instead of forever
hovering above
I’d like to feel
there’s some weight to me

To have a fever,
to have blackened fingers
from the newspaper
to be excited
not only by the mind
but, at last, by a meal
by the curve of a neck
by an ear.

-words spoken by the angel Damiel in the film Wings of Desire

(images of angels from churches in Vienna)

(c) Christine Valters Paintner @ Abbey of the Arts

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