Sunday, December 11, 2022

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 the stars in the sky, watching 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 the immensity above them.

Walking, I can almost hear the redwoods beating... 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, Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World

4 comments:

Tabor said...

Our hearing is so clouded and misses so much of the conversations of nature.

Mystic Meandering said...

So profound. ...listening to a deeper way.
somehow I have lost this... and miss it...
Love the photo :)

Beth Owl's Daughter said...

So beautiful!

As I light my candle tonight, I will also light it in honor of you, Cate.

Happy Birthday, dear soul. I am grateful you have been shining forth on the Great Round yet another year. Thank you for all the generous gifts you bestow on us.
Love and blessings! ~ Beth

Barbara R. said...

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