14 July, 2014

Saying Yes to the World

Tonight I walk. I am watching the sky. I think of the people who came before me and how they knew the placement of stars in the sky, watched the moving sun long and hard enough to witness how a certain angle of light touched a stone only once a year. Without written records, they knew every night, the small, fine details of the world around them and of immensity above them...  It is a world of elemental attention, of all things working together, listening to what speaks in the blood...   Walking, I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.
Linda Hogan, Walking

2 comments:

Cindy said...

This made me tear up. So moving, the whole elemental experience of life. Listening to what your blood says. Wow. Just lovely.

Ann said...

ashe, a ho, amen, blessed bee <3