Thanks to my sister for sharing with me this benediction that she will be sharing for a Memorial Day Service this year. Its words really spoke to me and I wanted to share it with my readers as well. Mr. O”Donohue’s words are much better than mine and I thought you might enjoy reading it as well.
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. https://soundcloud.com/onbeing/beannacht-by-john-odonohue