Steve and I walk along the marsh this morning. It is still. My feet are healed. I light two candles, and meditate, place my 2006 Reading Woman calendar on the wall, and peruse my books.
I suggest a wonderful book to treat yourself to in this new year, "The Subject Tonight is Love, 60 Wild and Sweet Poems of Hafiz." Daniel Ladinsky is the translator. I try and choose one poem to share, and I want to burst all of them over your heads like pollen in spring. How to choose, and I do. This one!
Because of Our Wisdom
In many parts of this world water is
Scarce and precious.
People sometimes have to walk
A great distance
Then carry heavy jugs upon their
Because of our wisdom, we will travel
Far for love.
All movement is a sign of
Most speaking really says,
"I am hungry to know you."
Every desire of your body is holy;
Every desire of your body is
Why wait until you are dying
To discover that divine