Marilyn Freeman

Media Artist ~ Writer ~ Queer ~ Contemplative

so wonder so sad so everything

A meditation on a watery sky, “so wonderful so sad so everything” is a selection from Everyday Cinema Divina–short films made for contemplation. The title, “so wonderful so sad so everything” was inspired by something writer and illustrator Maira Kalman said in the January 3, 2019 episode of Krista Tippett’s openhearted podcast On Being.

Special thanks to Maira Kalman, Krista Tippet and On Being for endless inspiration.

Everyday Divina is my daily contemplative practice and offering. These meditations are created through an adaptation of the ancient prayer process, lectio divina. -Marilyn

For those who’d like to engage with these pieces using the lectio approach try this:

  1. Read/watch/listen to the Everyday Divina offering, simply notice what you notice–an image, a color, a sound, a word…
  2. Reflect , engage the offering a second time, notice: What is stirring in you–a memory, a feeling, an insight, a wish….?
  3. Respond, engage the divina a third time, opening to: What is the invitation to you, personally, in this offering?
  4. Rest for a minute and let a prayer or a wish arise from within. Breathe. And bless the world with a silent thank you.