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Christmas reflections from Bill Boorman


In the dusk of all that dims the message of Christmas, I share these reflections.

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness, the astounding light of your own being.

- Hafiz of Persia

The only way every one of us can change the world is to become a candle.

Rabbi Mendel Wolvovsky of Sonoma

Those who are hurt, are angry and have nothing left to give , these are my meeting place with God.

- Dorothy Day

You are the light of the world. Let it shine.

- Jesus

On the day when

The weight deadens

On your shoulders

And you stumble,

May the clay dance

To balance you.

And when your eyes

Freeze behind

The grey window

And the ghost of loss

Gets into you,

May a flock of colours,

Indigo, red, green

And azure blue,

Come to awaken in you

A meadow of delight.

When the canvas frays

In the currach of thought

And a stain of ocean

Blackens beneath you,

May there come across the waters

A path of yellow moonlight

To bring you safely home.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,

May the clarity of light be yours,

May the fluency of the ocean be yours,

May the protection of the ancestors be yours.

And so may a slow

Wind work these words

Of love around you,

An invisible cloak

To mind your life.

“A New Year Blessing” by John O’Donohue

the protection of the ancestors be yours and may a slow wind work these words around you, an invisible cloak to mind your life.

Have a blessed Christmas and joyful New Year.

Bill Boorman


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