Now then folks - those of you who know me and my foibles well, will know that I always 'thank Mother' for co-incidences and parking spaces.
The last offering from 'her in heaven' came to me seconds ago when I opened my weekly email - 'Weekly Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das - 24 November 2008' -The Lama who is very much alive...somewhere in America - I recently signed up for his cyber offerings.....who knows why.
This was todays email......consider carefully if you will that I have just finished writing my AIDS day memorial words for Church next Sunday...remembering folk who died at 'The Sanctuary' a hospice (no longer in existance sadly) of great worth and note in Bournemouth......and of course my recent triumph in the distal plantar anatomical region.....plus the fact that I am 'married' in a civil partnership kind of way to Catherine and...you can come to your own conclusions.
I think that Mother has shown her usual inimitable approval of what I am currently engaged in......"Thank you Mother!"
I would value your comments - but would add that she never was one to do things in half-measures!
Lama Surya Das sent:
It could be said that God’s foot is so vast
That this entire earth is but a field
On God’s toe,
And all the forests in this world
Came from the same root
Of just a single hair of God’s.
What then is not a sanctuary?
Where then can I not kneel and pray
At a shrine made holy
By God’s presence?
-- Saint Catherine of Siena