Sr. Simone Campbell shares her reflection on today’s retreat:
Impetuous me favors the passionate tumult of Spring
river flooding. Sensuous me favors the indolent
caress of Summer river flowing. Reflective me
favors the penetrating seep of Autumn river trickling.
Even aloof shy me favors the chilled reserve of Winter
river freezing. But, all of me resists evaporation.
I resist the sucking pulling warm air wresting
me from known boundaries. I resist drifting unseen
to unknown parts. I resist the uncertainty of unformed
floating yearning rather to surround rocks, carve
new paths. I resist the ambiguous foggy drift.
But luckily, at times, I am yanked into air. There
the beginning of an
Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of NETWORK. She is a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change.