SUNDAY, 31st DECEMBER 2018
End of 2018
John O’Donohue has long been a favourite writer of mine.
His works both comfort and transcend.
I came across this poem on Facebook, and thought it was a suitable offering to see out 2018.
May 2019 be kind, may there be moments of wonder, and enough of the things that nourish our souls.
May we all walk in beauty, harmony, and delight.*
*Credit to the wonderful Donald L. Engstrom-Reese: another significant influence for me personally.
AT THE END OF THE YEAR
As this year draws to its end,
We give thanks for the gifts it brought
And how they became inlaid within
Where neither time nor tide can touch them.
Days when beloved faces shone brighter
With light from beyond themselves;
And from the granite of some secret sorrow
A stream of buried tears loosened.
We bless this year for all we learned,
For all we loved and lost
And for the quiet way it brought us
Nearer to our invisible destination.
Excerpt from ‘At the End of the Year’
BENEDICTUS (Europe) / TO BLESS THE SPACE BETWEEN US (US)
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