Put a candle in the window

Well you only need the light when it's burning low

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Here begins my ode to friends…
Ode to Keita!
O creative one free spirit kind soul and lover of the odd the genuine the real.  The deeply searching soul, the dancelikenooneswatching, the adventurer.  The orange slice of life, the wokkawokka.  

Here begins my ode to friends…

Ode to Keita!

O creative one free spirit kind soul and lover of the odd the genuine the real.  The deeply searching soul, the dancelikenooneswatching, the adventurer.  The orange slice of life, the wokkawokka.  

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A Blessing

May the light of your soul guide you
May the light of your soul bless the work you do with thesecret love and warmth of your heart.
May you see in what you do the beauty of your own soul.
May the sacredness of your work bring healing, light and renewal to those who work with you and to those who see and receive your work.
May your work never weary you.
May it release within you wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and excitement.
May you be present in what you do.
May you never become lost in the bland absences.
May the day never burden.
May dawn find you awake and alert, approaching yournew day with dreams, possibilities and promises.
May evening find you gracious and fulfilled.
May you go into the night blessed, sheltered and protected.
May your soul calm, console and renew you.

John O’Donohue

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For too long, we have believed that the divine is outside us.  This belief has strained our longing disastrously.  This is so lonely since it is human longing that makes us holy.  The most beautiful thing about us is our longing;  this longing is spiritual and has great depth and wisdom.  If you focus your longing on a faraway divinity, you put an unfair strain on your longing.  Thus it often happens that the longing reaches out towards the distant divine, but, because it over-strains itself, it bends back to become cynicism, emptiness or negativity.  This can destroy your sensibility.  Yet we do not need to put any strain on our longing.  If we believe that the body is in the soul and the soul is divine ground, then the presence of the divine is completely here, close with us.

John O’Donohue

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