Blessing

As our journey begins, here’s a blessing I’m singing, thanks to my friend, Sara and generations before her!

“May troubles be less and blessings be more
May nothing but happiness come to your door
And may you have luck wherever you go
And blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow.

May winds be at your back and sun be overhead
May friends be at your side wherever you are led”.

Walk with blessings

Winds at your back, Sun overhead

Chicory and Queen Ann’s Lace

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My heart flutters.
Illinois roadside chicory and queen Ann’s lace
Revive feelings of childhood walks along an Ohio bikepath.
Gratitude swells for wise parents who created space for Spirit to speak to me.

My twelve year old self regularly walked with my brother the two miles home from the Dayton Museum of Natural History along a bike path lined with these flowers. Those walks generated experiences of joy and independence, strength and courage.

The call continues to walk in Nature. Roadside flowers remjnd me of the early utterances of its voice. read more