Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Peace and Joy!

I decided to organize my email in this few moments before I go to the dentist, and came across an article from Anne Lamott called The Ham from God. She wrote it in her despair over the Iraq war. Today, these words resonate with me.

"My pastor says that peace is joy at rest, and joy is peace on its feet, and I felt both that weekend. It didn't matter that Bush said we were just a focus group."

She wrote this after her 49th birthday, and after Bush dismissed the eleven million people who marched for peace as being simply "a focus group."

And yet, isn't focus great? In that, we feel our strength. Bush dismissed a focus group that continues to pray and do Tonglen for him and the world. He has made grave mistakes, that now swing back to balance, after incredible pain.

I see a Jay on the branch, preening and feeding in sun and in shade.

He lifts with a shriek, announcing joy, peace on his wings.
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