May the light that reflects on water be this wild prayer. May water lift us with its unexpected strength. May we find comfort in the “repeated refrains of nature,” the softly sheeting snow, the changing seasons, the return of blackbirds to the marsh. May we find strength in light that pours in under snow and laughter that breaks through tears. May we go out into the light-filled snow, among meadows in bloom, with a gratitude for life that we know ourselves part of this flame–one thing, never alone, never weary of life.
So may it be. — “Never Alone or Weary
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature,” Rachel Carson wrote. “The assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” I have never felt this so strongly as I do now, waiting for the sun to warm my back. The bottom may drop out of my life, what I trusted may fall away completely, leaving me astonished and shaken. But still, sticky leaves emerge from bud scales that curl off the tree as the sun crosses the sky. Darkness pools and drains away, and the curve of the new moon points to the place the sun will rise again. There is wild comfort in the cycles and the intersecting circles, the rotations and revolutions, the growing and ebbing of this beautiful and strangely trustworthy world.
— “Morning in Romero Canyon
I just read review of the book "Wild Comfort" by Kathleen D. Moore. It is scheduled for publication on March 9, 2010 and it definitely is one that I'll be purchasing.
The quotes above are from her book and I found them at the Words of Comfort site. There are more quotes from the book which can be found there. Definitely worth a peek.
Kathleen's website can be found here.