Archive for November, 2014

Winter Intersession Classes Begin Tomorrow!


I am excited to begin the Lighting the Inner Lantern series tomorrow evening; please see if there is room before dropping in! Email or call: 303-3892

Thanks Giving

As I live again for a week in another region, I am struck as always by the particular beauties of each, and appreciation for those of home for me, in Whatcom County. May these days of reflecting upon that for which we are grateful be a heart warming time. I am grateful for each of you, and the gift of doing work I love. Here is a Thanksgiving blessing I read this morning from Brother David Steindl-Rast:


As the Great Dynamo who powers the wheels of seasons and years
Turns autumn once more into winter,
At this season of Thanksgiving,
We give thanks for all seasons.

For winter, who strips trees to their basic design,
For stark, minimalist winter,
We give thanks.
May we let go, and grow bright as stars in a clear, frosty night,
The more we are stripped of what we thought we could not do without.

For the springtime that bursts forth,
Just when we think winter will never end,
For irrepressible springtime
We give thanks.
May we never forget the crippled, wind-beaten trees,
How they, too, bud, green and bloom,
May we, too, take courage to bloom where we are planted.

For summer, when fruit begins to ripen more and more,
For the green, swelling high tide of summer
We give thanks.
May we trust that time is not running out, but coming to fulfillment,
May we wait patiently while time ripens.

For autumn and its slow growing fruition
For that season of ultimate rise and fall
We give thanks.
May we gracefully rise to the occasion of our own falling,
Giving ourselves just enough time to go beyond time
To the great Now
At the quiet center of the turning wheels.

We give thanks for all seasons
At this season of Thanksgiving.

– Br. David Steindl-Rast

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