Like a leaf

Grace…

Mindfulbalance

When I rise up

Let me rise up joyful

like a bird.

When I fall

Let me fall without

regret

like a leaf

Wendell Berry, Prayers and Sayings of the Mad Farmer

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When Eve walked (among them)

of course…

When Eve walked among
the animals and named them –
nightingale, red-shouldered hawk,
fiddler crab, fallow deer –
I wonder if she ever wanted
them to speak back, looked into
their wide wonderful eyes and
whispered, Name me, name me.

Ada Limón, “A Name” in The Carrying: Poems (August 14, 2018)


Ada Limón, 42, is an American poet. She was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry.  In an interview by Suzannah Windsor in April 21, 2014 in Compose Journal, Ada Limón: “My grandfather on my father’s side was from San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico. He crossed the border as a child in 1917 after his family’s land was confiscated by Pancho Villa’s troops during the Mexican revolution. I was not raised in a bilingual family. My grandfather rarely spoke Spanish even. He worked hard to assimilate into U.S. culture, growing…

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Grace received, grace shared

Enveloped in Your Light, may I be a beacon to those in search of Light.
Sheltered in Your Peace, may I offer shelter to those in need of peace.
Embraced by Your Presence, so may I be present to others.

Enveloped, sheltered and embraced- all words that speak to care and comfort and safety.

It is right that I pray this each day, each hour so that I may share in my own abundance.

Let grace rain down.


Quote: Rabbi Rami Shapiro

T.G.I.F.: It’s been a long week

Agreed


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