Thursday, November 5, 2009

French Larkspur & the "Beloved Community"

What a great blog name. I received a nice message from French Larkspur this morning . She is clear across the Country from where I live but took the time to share her story with me. Visit her blog it has a wonderful poem full of faith and all the good, chippy qualities in life that turn us into diamonds in the end.
You can reach French Larkspur from my blog. In her poem she talks about a community she is proud to call friends.
Yesterday my mother gave me an article to read by Thich Nhat Hanh from The Mindfulness Bell, Summer 2009. It speaks of a "Beloved Community" and a letter that was written in 1965 to tell Martin Luther King of the suffering in Vietnam and the results of that letter, of having the courage to reach out and speak up. Of the seeds for GOOD that can come from doing so.
It speaks of the want to help President Barack Obama to nourish and protect him because he is vulnerable to attack just like my 600 year old fir snag and my "Beloved Community". Today I plant seeds in hope they will travel and sprout everywhere and connect us all in right speech, right action, right thinking, truth and in prayer that my small voice will be heard. I want a safe, healthy Clark County and beyond. I want you to see the flowers here and to BE STILL AND KNOW the truth that lives in this valley. That it matters not only to me but to your children and their children.


Tracey said...

You're such a sweetheart! Thank you for your kind words about my blog :) I am praying for you and your wonderful community!!

:) T