… and remember how as a child your arms could rise and your palms turn out to bless the world. (Tobar Phadraic, David Whyte)
Maybe spring green, small glimpses of new life and hope amidst hibernation of land/plants/animals and grasses still holding onto winter’s moods and restrictions.
I was privileged to come to know so many people, individuals and families, adults and young people, whose lives became a part of mine in learning and preparing for sacraments. To have their trust, to hear their stories, to watch them as in groups they supported one another, told their stories and revealed their hearts, all quite life changing and a huge gift for me. .
One of the great gifts of my life has been that the people I needed (whether I knew it or not) came into my life at the right times, those who “saw” me, sometimes challenged me, always uplifted me and gave me courage to live life in authentic ways. (I wouldn’t have used that terminology way back when.) High on the list would be my daughters, parents and grandparents, and spiritual directors/friends.
Voices of family, of children. Voices of the musicians and poets, reasonable and insightful voices in areas in which I am not so knowledgeable or wise. Calm voices. Voices of Spirit.
Thank you for thinking of me, dear Mary. I am ok, but with some strong anxieties – which is why I find myself awake again in the middle of the night. My daughter is okay, sheltering in place and working from home. Thank you for asking.
How are you doing, my friend?
Grateful for you, Alicia, and am glad to find you here today. May we all embrace hope together.
Your photos ore beautiful, Maryke, all places I would love to sit and ponder. Thank you.
Indeed, Drew! I suspect we are in for a lot of surprises at that point!
Dear Diane, my daughter is in Seattle, and is “sheltering in place” and also working from home. We are sheltering in place here, just starting today, also. Our numbers skyrocketed to the highest bracket suddenly over the weekend. It is rather isolating, but I understand the reasoning. We are all in this together, for sure.
I pray for you and your family near and far, my friend, and for all in these unusual and often frightening times. And I am more than grateful to have th...
I pray for you and your family near and far, my friend, and for all in these unusual and often frightening times. And I am more than grateful to have this space to visit and find familiar names with whom to share our lives.
Dear Diane, I am so happy for you to have your daughter and partner with you on the farm, for company, and for the help they have to offer. And a blessing for you and the small businesses that you are able to order good meals. May I say that you are always a light, whether in darkness or sunshine, my friend. Blessings.
My heart is full, finding you here today, dear Anna. And I smile, picturing you dancing zumba within a cloud of mystery.
Wonderful, Maryke! Thank you!
Yes, Anna, I have been thinking of you and your family all the time. How are you?
Thank you, dear Diane. I am so happy to find you here! The ancestry of both of my parents trace back to the same county and the same last name (!) in Ireland! Many blessings, my friend.
Thank you for being here, Gary. I am glad you are connected to family and friends, and I join them in holding you in prayer and positive energy in these days. As Anna says, so many are healing from this, and she is from Italy, where there is much virus. May you be well soon.
These are stunning, Maryke! Thank you for posting them. At this time of mostly staying in place, to have this view of the wider world is a gift. I’m a terrible photographer, so I say keep taking pictures!
Thank you, my friend.
“Be the one who blesses the world with the power of your remembering.” Such a beautiful invitation. I thank you.
Dear Alicia, blessings of light and hope to you in these very different and often confusing days. I am glad to read from you here today, my friend.
Thank you, dear cp. Our world does indeed feel turned upside down these days. May you and your family be well.
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