Friday, June 22, 2007

human sunrises & a toast to the new

today i found the *perfect* home space to move into in approximately 5 1/2 weeks! very affordable. close to where i am living now. one bedroom. a spacious living room/creative space. yippee! i am imagining myself there & calling this new space home. hooray!

it's been a lovely day in my city today. sunshine, blue & clear skies. tonight i shared delicious food, wine & conversation with my sweet roomie at a charming restaurant. in the cozy, candlelit space we toasted to new beginnings. new living spaces. new relationships. new work. we are dwelling in abundance. i am blessed. endlessly blessed...

my poppa clipped an article from the Sunday, June 10, 2007 edition of the New York Times written by Alan Finder entitled, "Commencement Speeches; With Iraq War as a Backdrop, Speakers Reflect on the Future." he shared it with me, as he knows of my love for Alice Walker's writing & she was included in the article. here is an excerpt from Alice's commencement speech at Naropa University:

"When it is all too much, when the news is so bad meditation itself feels useless, and a single life feels too small a stone to offer on the altar of peace, find a human sunrise. Find those people who are committed to changing our scary reality. Human sunrises are happening all over the earth, at every moment. People gathering, people working to change the intolerable, people coming in their robes and sandals or in their rags and bare feet, and they are singing, or not, and they are chanting, or not. But they are working to bring peace, light, compassion to the infinitely frightening downhill slide of human life."

i love the image of human sunrises. i am surrounded by (in every direction!) human sunrises. who are your human sunrises?

1 comment:

Abbey of the Arts said...

Thanks gem, this is a wonderful quote and what I needed to hear today. Blessings, Christine