As I was out in the garden today, hearing — not to be too dramatic — the sound of my life slipping away, I remembered that song Matthew Perryman Jones sings, By Way of Sorrow, that song I listened to throughout high school and part of college, that one that gave me more comfort than I found (sometimes) in the gospels.  I started singing it to myself, and looked up the lyrics when I came back inside …

Julie Miller (never heard of her before now) wrote & recorded this song on the album Blue Pony, in 1997, and who should be singing harmony in the background and then taking a verse on her own but Karen Peris?  Another person whose voice and songs have been stronger to me than my own heart (sometimes), the writer and singer of The Innocence Mission.

Today when I needed so much to see something, I have seen it.

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