I call my dear friend Robin O'Brien the "bard of my heart". We have collaborated on maybe a hundred events together, ranging from dozens upon dozens of Taize services from the American Cathedral in Paris to Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, fifteen years of Advent Benedictine retreats at Bshop's Ranch and workshops ranging from Hildegard of Bingen to Mary Oliver. I love giving her an "assignment" . I tell her a story about the lecture I am going to give, and she writes a song in response. Here is one of my favorites, inspired by Catherine of Siena: The More I Love.
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