Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday - 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 the gods of 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. Whichever road I follow, I walk in the land of many gods, and they love and eat one another. 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 (from Dwellings)


The Furry Gnome said...

Having been to Orkney and Iona, I like that image.

Barbara Rogers said...

Lovely...carrying the hopes and blood of my ancestors forward with me today.