After officiating at a beautiful wedding on this gorgeous Spring day, I added a “Fire and Spirit” post to Temple of the Cosmos. Check it out!
Archive for May, 2010
Twice recently this poem from Hafiz has come to me from friends, which has led me to share it here. Rain and light. Beautiful.
GOD POURS LIGHT
into every cup,
The proudly pious
stuff their cups with parchment
and critique the taste of ink
while God pours light
and the trees lift their limbs
without worry of redemption,
every blossom a chalice.
Hafiz, seduce those withered souls
with words that wet their parched lips
pours like rain
into every empty cup
set adrift on the Infinite Ocean. ~ Hafiz ~
What a beautiful day today! It feels like the beginning of a different life. Over this very busy weekend I’ve entered a new phase:
My mother came home from the nursing home this weekend. Now we are adjusting and seeing how she does at home. After spending so much time in an institutional setting with her, it is a huge relief to me that she can be at home again with her beloved cat.
And work continues on the barn. It is finally coming together! Now that my mother is home I hope the unpacking will move faster.
The garden is bursting with green on this beautiful, breezy day. Here is Lady’s Mantle from my herb garden.
And wood is drying for the Sanctuary Without Walls fire circle.
For the past two weeks I’ve been experiencing a crash course in navigating the hospital and a nursing home, as my mother, 93 this month, underwent some medical difficulties. Today my sister is visiting, offering sibling support, which is fabulous. And tomorrow I plan to be in the pulpit, sharing a Psalm and a passage from John.
In the past few days I have found a couple of hours of respite in my garden, preparing space for new herbs and flowers, smelling the rich earth: humus, humility, humanity – literally grounding myself as I kneel in the dirt, sensing the budding life force all around me. May my mother feel this greening, growing, healing power, too, as she grows stronger day by day: the miracle of simply being alive.