Billie Holiday said
The artist of soul never sings a song the same way twice,
the artist never sings the same song twice.
This sounds good and right to me,
as soul artists and lovers,
great optimally effective researchers and scientists and articulators,
never live a day,
a sacred ritual or Orthodox Tradition
the same way twice.
As we learn to stay within our zones of mutual integrity,
we can never go home again
because we live through this fluid imagination place
where life’s articulating time
flows a bubbling nuanced stream
never sung as mere mechanical repeat,
each moment learning now’s new voice
from soul’s most resonant
Soul ever sings songs of streaming true-heart voice.