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The 2008 UUA Meditation Manual.
A collection of poetic prayers about human connections, the search for stillness, and the mysteries of life and death.
As the title suggests, Belletini's poetry is shaped by the theme of sound and silence. Listen to moon songs, chirping crickets and chanting bees. Experience the silence of love, friendship, snowflakes, and creation.
Praise for Sonata for Voice and Silence:
"Weaving words, music and silence into a tapestry of delight, Mark Belletini spins his magic (which is our magic) ever so gently here. In Sonata for Voice and Silence, he lays claim to that loftiest of titles, impressario of the human spirit." Forrest Church, author, So Help Me God, and minister of public theology, Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City
"This is a gift for the spirit and mind and heart. Harry (were he here) would caution us not to use these fierce and exquisite words but to live with them in the silences found in the depths of our souls. Thank you, Mark." Laurel Hallman, minister, First Unitarian Church of Dallas
"In joy and in struggle, Belletini’s psalms ask us to engage—to leap up singing, plumb our own silences, and to lean into the fullness of a friend’s final days. And, in each paean, we hear his insistence that we trust the conversation unfolding among us—poet-friend-reader-Thou." Barbara Pescan, minister, Unitarian Church of Evanston