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)

2 comments:

The Furry Gnome said...

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

Barbara R. said...

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