The seed burrows into the earth’s belly,
Silence hovers over the harrowed earth
Something stirs down deep
The soil shifts – a silent moan emits…
A birth, a birth of grit and groans and loam
A seed splits – a presence sifts
the soil and bleeds a tendril of green,
Up, up into the light
The umbilical cord of a fragile life; sacrifice
Of a shell split open, torn apart, releasing
a holiness born of hurt,
a hope born of humility,
a respiration of grandeur
so minute and so magnificent
the sand and seas and leas and land
explode in exaltation:
The Womb of the World delivered a promise
From the hollowed earth sprung a hallowed birth;
A seed of solace, sown,
A shoot of sovereignty, born.
A founding member of The Cultivating Project, Christina has been fascinated by beauty her whole life. Color, texture, pattern, fragrance, melody, light – all of the boundless ways in which creation shines – ignites her imagination, compelling her to create. Even as a wee sprite, Christina was dedicated to wordsmithing and sketching her way through its marvels in an attempt to capture, at least partially, the imprint of the Creator within it. But writing and drawing are not her only creative endeavors; several years ago she took on the laborious (but rewarding) task of nurturing a garden in the dismal soils of the Rocky Mountain foothills, and has eagerly employed her spade (alongside her pen) as a tool to cultivate and curate the beauty around her.
She has two little gardeners-in-training who embody all these marvels and more in their merry little faces. She and her husband Brian are the founders of the Anselm Society based in Colorado Springs, whose mission and calling is a renaissance of the Christian Imagination. She serves as the Director of the Anselm Society Arts Guild and her creative work can be found at LiveBeautiful.today and on Instagram.
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