Sometimes I come across a new poem in an old book of favorites and it beams forth, saying, this one, now.
I love how this form and language of this blessing from John O’Donohue mirror the essence of the ideas he’s conveying – heavy at first, then sad, then quiet, and then, at last, lighter.
Dear ones, a long year is coming to a close, a year when even the best parts have often been exhausting.
Let’s be gentle. Let’s watch the rain (and the snow). Let’s draw alongside stone.
Let’s return to ourselves, to the joy that dwells far within.
The way that O’Donohue titled his blessings (“For one who is…”) inspired the index in Month of Sundays, which can be found at all of your favorite booksellers. Thank you to those who have supported this endeavor, whose proceeds will be recirculated to some of the most vital nonprofits around.
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