A segment from a poem Krista quoted on the show with lines that really grabbed me:
There is one
righteousness: Water the fruit trees,
and don't water the thorns. Be generous
And another line that resounds with meaning this Christmas, a famous saying of Rumi's:
"all humanity is pregnant with God."
I am contemplating that today, thinking of the birth of Jesus and Mary and Joseph's first night in Bethlehem. What do you think about being pregnant with God? Does that fill you with hope? The Quakers say there is "that of God" in every person. Think about that when you are scurrying around the mall in the next week or so. Look for God's spirit and be surprised.
I am also going to be concentrating on watering the fruit trees. It's a good season in my life to focus on that.
To start with, this weekend read poetry from all around the kidlitopshere over at A Year of Reading.
Peace & Joy is ours this day!
Merry Christmas to you! And I wish you a happy 2011...
Beautiful post today, Andromeda. Peace and joy to you and yours, and may your fruit trees bear much good fruit in 2011.
I want to wish you and your family a happy and joy-filled Christmas.
Merry Holidays to you, Andi!
Thanks friends, for these good wishes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!!
Rumi says so much in so few words. Wow. Watering the fruit trees. Generously. Words to live by in 2011. Thanks.
Merry Christmas to you and your beloved, and best wishes for 2011. (I know you need quite a little more than just wishes, but it's a place to start...)
Rumi reaches beyond religious traditions. Thanks for sharing that quote during the varied winter celebrations, Andi.
I love your photo from the fruit tree. You have very nice surroundings.
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