I had posted a whiny, self serving bunch of drivel, but who needs to read that? Let it suffice that tonight I am tired and cranky and feeling down. I've been reading John O'Donohue's To Bless the Space Between Us. The following helped me realize I didn't want to post feckless whining and bore Dear Reader senseless. So instead, I offer this:
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.
And as the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity be lightened by grace.
Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.
As time remains free of all that is frames,
may your mind stay clear of all it names.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
To hear in the depths the laughter of God.