This afternoon we went to a bookstore, and I came across a new book ~

“When I talk to you: A cartoonist talks to God”

by Michael Leunig ~ a beautiful cartoonist and poet.

I flicked it open, and there on the page

were words my heart spoke and yearned for

my eyes welled… they made sense,

especially considering the current political *cough* environment.

The words spoke… and I wanted to share them with you.

His words are not complete without his cartoons either…

God help us to change.

To change ourselves and to change our world.

To know the need for it.

To deal with the pain of it.

To feel the joy of it.

To undertake the journey without understanding the destination.

The art of gentle revolution.



Let it go.

Let it out.

Let it all unravel.

Let it free and it can be

A path on which to travel.


Dear God,

We pray for another way of being:

another way of knowing.

Across the difficult terrain of our existence

we have attempted to build a highway

and in doing so have lost our footpath.

God lead us to our footpath:

lead us where in simplicity

we may move at the speed of natural creatures

and feel the earth’s love beneath our feet.

Lead us there where step-by-step

we may feel the movement of creation in our hearts.

And lead us there where side-by-side

we may feel the embrace of the common soul.

Nothing can be loved at speed.

God lead us to the slow path;

to the joyous insights of the pilgrim;

another way of knowing:

another way of being.



When the heart

Is cut or cracked or broken

Do not clutch it

Let the wound lie open

Let the wind

From the good old sea blow in

To bathe the wound with salt

And let it sting

Let a stray dog lick it

Let a bird lean in the hole and sing

A simple song like a tiny bell

And let it ring


I am so very touched by his words and his magic.