I await now the welcoming back of Mitchell this evening and also the sending him again on his way.
I am reading Thich Nhat Hanh's book, The Miracle of Mindfulness, a wonderful book to remind us of the importance and value of presence. Barack Obama has won. We have spoken. Now, we support him with finding and fueling our own peacefulness, and not being thrown off course by those who speak untruths and distortions. A certain percentage of meditators in a city lowers the crime rate. It is up to each of us to provide the serenity that ensures the programs to save and reinspire the vision of the country can be put into place. Our vote is not enough. Now, we support ourselves and others in the production and manifestation of peace.
I am listening to the CD This Love by Mirabai. The song, Melting Snow, is my favorite. I am breathing in the scent of freesias and thinking about the two grebes I saw today and the egret. For me, freesias, narcissus, and egrets go hand in hand, or perhaps, petal in feather. My narcissus bulbs are planted, perhaps a bit late this year, but, already in response.
When Mitchell left us last year, he was fifteen and a half years old. His passing brought many of us together. Again, tonight, we honor what one person can do, one family, one community.
Light a candle. Watch the flame. Be Peace!