Friday, August 28, 2009

Friends who inspire

Once again from friend Ann , words to consider as we begin our new school year on Monday:
Children "want things repeated and unchanged," writes G.K. Chesterton.
"They always say, "Do it again"… [It is] grown-up people [who] are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, "Do it again" to the sun; and every evening, "Do it again" to the moon…. The repetition in nature may not be mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore."
......
Couldn’t our days be a theatrical encore of a beautiful life?
Ceremony changes us: the single become married, the soul emerges baptized, the birthday christens another year.

Ceremony offers us the opportunity to change our everydays too.

The opportunity to christen each day as important.


And from a dear friend far-away, as she prepares to send her daughter back to college. We are preparing to do the same, with departure set for twelve days from today. Twelve short days. Feeling the weight with you, M.

... I am feeling the weight of this Arabic proverb:

اولادنا اکبدنا ماشیین علی الارض

Our children are our hearts walking around outside of us.

No comments: