Difficult Times

At times like this when the political situation is totally depressing and the gap between the haves and have nots is ever widening, I tend to turn to my books of quotations for something that will lift the spirits.

I found the following in Anam Cara by John Donohue written in 1997

Beannacht (for Josie)

On the day when

the weight deadens

and you stumble,

may the day dance

to balance you.

And when your eyes

freeze behind

the grey window

and the ghost of loss

gets into you,

may a flock of colours,

indigo, red, green

and azure blue

come to awaken in you

a meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays

in the curach of thought

and a stain of ocean

blackens beneath you,

may there come across the waters

a path of yellow moonlight

to bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,

may the clarity of light be yours,

may the fluency of the ocean be yours,

may the protection of the ancestors be  yours.

And so may a slow

wind work these words

of love around you,

an invisible cloak

to mind your life.

Walking, just soaking up the beauties of the natural world is another good way to start looking more positively about things. We need to focus on the natural world and think what we can do to preserve it.

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Author: annedunford

Now fulfilling my ten year old self's ambition to become a writer - it's taken many years and a long,long winding road to get here! After a lifetime spent teaching, making miniature ceramics, returning to teaching and training, I am now indulging in a lifelong ambition to write!

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