Maya Angelou, an excerpt from “A Brave and Startling Truth”

We, this people, on this small and drifting planet Whose hands can strike with such abandon That in a twinkling, life is sapped from the living Yet those same hands can touch with such healing, irresistible tenderness That the haughty neck is happy to bow And the proud back is glad to bend Out ofContinue reading “Maya Angelou, an excerpt from “A Brave and Startling Truth””

Music as Spirituality

Music has always been a major spiritual resource for me. I learned piano, I taught myself guitar, I sang with my sister at family gatherings, and once with my aunt in a pub in Ireland, and I have always been in a choir, that is until covid. I loved all the different kinds of music,Continue reading “Music as Spirituality”

Make the Ordinary Come Alive

Do not ask your children to strive for extraordinary lives.Such striving may seem admirable,but it is a way of foolishness.Help them instead to find the wonderand the marvel of an ordinary life.Show them the joy of tastingtomatoes, apples, and pears.Show them how to crywhen pets and people die.Show them the infinite pleasurein the touch ofContinue reading “Make the Ordinary Come Alive”

Praying for Hope

A Prayer of Hope During this Pandemic by Rabbi Naomi Levy We are still worried, God,Worried for our loved ones,Worried for our world.We turn to YouSeeking comfort, faith and hope. Teach us God, to turn our panic into patience,And our fear into acts of kindness and support.Open the eyes of those who are ignoring warningsContinue reading “Praying for Hope”