I have not heard from Elaine, so continue to request prayers for Kara. Let us all go to sleep, picturing her sweet young face.
Galway Kinnell said: "If the Notre Dame du Tochet blew out its glass, all Normandy would be a spectral illumination."
On Mount Tam, about a half-a-mile above Fern Canyon Road up the Temelpa Trail is a boulder with a plaque. There is a quote from the Sioux holy man Sitting Bull.
"Behold, my brothers, the spring has come; the earth has received the embraces of the sun and we shall soon see the results of all that love! Every seed has awakened and so has all animal life. It is through this mysterious power that we too have our being and we therefore yield to our neighbors, even our animal neighbors, the same right as ourselves, to inhabit this land. Yet hear me, my people, we now have to deal with another race - small and feeble when our fathers first met them, but now great and overbearing. Strangely enough they have a mind to till the soil and the love of possessions is a disease with them. These people have made many rules that the rich may break but the poor may not. They take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the earth, for their own, and fence their neighbors away; they deface her with buildings and their refuse. That nation is like a spring freshet that overruns its banks and destroys all who are in its path."
Odd to read those words and know they are about "us." May we each tread lightly tonight, knowing there is as much value in what is unformed as what is, and allowing an easy exchange of love, light, and life, knowing the world is change.