About

Welcome to Like Words Together, Sherri Montgomery’s personal blog.

The name of the blog comes from lyrics by Peter Gabriel in the song More Than This. The full line is, “and like words together we can make some sense”

Writing found here consists of Sherri’s musings, commentary, thoughts, reviews and “reflections from the deep end of Practice”. Through writing, using words together, Sherri learns, processes, heals and occasionally makes some sense out of her one wild, precious life.

Sherri is a geek who spends her non-work time practicing Zen & Yoga, hiking when she can, gardening, learning the deep mysteries of composting, herding four cats, and cooking awesome vegan food. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her wife.

Full lyrics to the song More Than This:

i woke up and the world outside was dark
all so quiet before the dawn
opened up the door and walked outside
the ground was cold

i walked until i couldn’t walk any more
to a place i’d never been
there was something stirring in the air
in front of me, i could see

more than this
more than this
so much more than this
there is something else there
when all that you had has all gone
and more than this
i stand
feeling so connected
and i’m all there
right next to you

it started when i saw the ship go down
i saw them struggle in the sea
and suddenly the picture disappears
in front of me

now we’re busy making all our busy plans
on foundations built to last
but nothing fades as fast as the future
and nothing clings like the past, until we can see

more than this
more than this
so much more than this
there is something out there
more than this
it’s coming through
and more than this
i stand alone and so connected
and i’m all there
right next to you

oh then it’s alright
when with every day another bit falls away
oh but its still alright, alright, alright
and like words together we can make some sense

much more than this
way beyond imagination
much more than this
beyond the stars
with my head so full
so full of fractured pictures
and i’m all there
right next to you
so much more than this
there is something else there
when all that you had has all gone
and more than this
i’m alone
feeling so connected
and i’m all there right next to you

more than this
more than this
more than this
more than this

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