Walnut Room this way

Walnut Room this way

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

At the table of peace, there will be bread and justice.

I have been remiss in thanking my friend Jane for this reminder of our common vision for the world and our lives. When I arrived home from South Africa in mid-January, the package was waiting for me. It contained this exquisitely hand carved stone dove from an indigenous cooperative. The work supports the lives of many people in that community, in addition to being a beautiful piece of art.

I have always loved that Jane's gifts supported the lives of extra-ordinary people: people whose circumstance of birth did not offer the life choices that many of us take for granted, and yet, who not only endure, but contribute to the joy in the lives of others whom they will never know.

My nightly ritual is to light the candles in my living room for a short period of serenity. I often sit in the dark, watching the glow of one or many candles, remembering things of importance to me, as well as envisioning future dreams that may some day come to light.

Thank you, Jane, not just for the beautiful remembrance of our friendship through a gift, but for the gift of your presence in my life. Peace.


Gigi said...

Ahhhh, sweet...I love that quote and hadn't thought about it in a long time. Thanks...we share the vision and I am ever grateful for your presence in my life.

Betty said...

Ya gotta come to Weston with me! Check out their website...www.westonpriory.org