Ingrid Goff Maidoff - Tending Joy

Celebrating Poetry, Beauty,
& the Sacred Essence of Joy

The healing power of the ocean, song “The Infinite”

Lucy Vincent

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The Infinite

I wrote this song many years ago shortly after having a miscarriage.  The day of the loss, Jonah and I drove out to Lucy Vincent and sat on a rock, watching and listening to the waves come in.  While the ocean couldn’t explain for us why, or what for, we did find its presence comforting.

The Infinite

The Infinite is my Beloved,
this ocean is my reminder.
And I’ve walked this shore restless,
near a thousand times,
my head full of measurements, my soul divided.

The green waves that rush in and back again,
wind in the dune grass, million grains of sand,
crickets at dusk, stars in the night sky,
all call me back to my love.

They sing, “You are not the sum of your suffering,
you are not all that you have done.
you are not even the thoughts that you think.
You and we are one.”

When I bring my sadness to the sea,
and I look to the horizon.
From where I stand to eternity,
everything’s so beautiful.

~Ingrid Goff-Maidoff

From the album, Savor The Days


Posted in Living in Love, Oneness, Poetry, Songs from Savor the Days, Vineyard Beauty |

4 Responses

  1. Beth says:

    I have always loved this song. You lift me out of my mundane day, Ingrid, and I go soaring.
    I ocean you!

  2. Michele DeSimone says:

    Dear Ingrid, This song brings me back to many years ago, on retreat at the Connecticut shore. My mother had just had major surgery for colon cancer. As I watched the waves come in, I heard God say: ” My love for you is as constant as the waves coming to the shore. I will not leave you alone.” Thank you for sharing your gifts, and a beautiful song which brings back such a comforting memory. And, by the way, my mother just celebrated her 90th birthday! Blessings of Love and Peace, Michele

  3. ingrid says:

    Thank you all for your comments and company here. Michele, thank you for sharing that beautiful story!

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