Today a wee bit after 5:00 pm, little Ella, who is a Girl Scout in the troop that meets at Trinity on Tuesdays, was headed for home. She had just finished working on a sewing project with Marie Elena. I asked her if she had sewn something fun today. She said, “I sewed seven rows onContinue reading “Martha was at the heart of things”
Those of you who have been following this blog from the beginning may remember that Patricia and I began it with the idea of exploring Celtic wisdom for aging with vibrancy, beauty, and grace. Very early in our time in Ireland, 2012, with Mary Meighan, as our guide for a pilgrimage in Glendalough Valley and beyond,Continue reading “Tears”
May the work born of Christmas come alive in you.
Who we are includes our bodily selves. . . and our reflections . . . and shadow . . . oh yes it does:
3:00 am – Dublin time. We are off to the airport in a few minutes for a flight via Paris where (we’ll be for only an hour) and then to Duluth, Minnesota. Should be there in about twenty hours. We give thanks. We give thanks. We give thanks.
Many, if not most, get fascinated by doorways and doors and gates in Ireland. Here are a few of the ones that captured us:
Today Mary took us to the labyrinth and invited us to invite the mystical into the remaining portion of our pilgrimage with her. Then we went to Dublin to experience the poetry and places in Dublin that were “hearths” of the 20th century Irish poet, Patrick Kavanaugh. We went to the canal he visited oftenContinue reading “chinking”
Some of you liked the Brendan Kennelly quote from yesterday. Check out this poem with more of his wisdom: “Though we live in a world that dreams of ending,that always seems about to give in, something that will not acknowledge conclusion, insists that we forever begin.”
Yesterday we learned of Tropical Storm Isaac. We prayed for all people in Isaac’s way. And we prayed again today. We will pray again tomorrow. And the day after that too. Mary guided us to the labyrinth again. It is the way we begin each of our times together. Then we spent time in theContinue reading “free of me”