Sunday, June 23, 2019


~ Always Remember to forget,
The things that made you sad;
But never forget to Remember,
The things that made you glad. 

~ Always Remember to forget,
The friends that proved untrue;
But don't forget to Remember;
Those that have stuck by you. 

~ Always Remember to forget,
The troubles that passed your way;
But never forget to Remember,
The Blessings that come each day.

~ An Irish Blessing
23 June, 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

"The Invitation"

doesn't interest me 
what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for,
 and if you dare to dream
of meeting your Heart's longing.
It doesn't interest me how olde you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for Love,
for your Dreams,
for the adventure of being alive.
 It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon.
I want to know if you have Touched the centre 
of your own Sorrow,
if you have been opened by Life's betrayals
or have become shriveled and closed
from fear of further pain.
I want to know 
if you can sit with pain,
mine or your own,
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
I want to know 
if you can be with Joy,
mine or your own,
if you can dance with Wilderness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your
fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful,
be realistic,
or to remember the limitations 
of being Human.
It doesn't interest me if the story
 you're telling me is true.
I want to know
if you can disappoint  another to be True to yourself;
if you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray
Your own Soul.

~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer

15 June, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019


the Stars
Carry Your Sadness Away. . .
May Hope Forever
Dry Away Your
Tears. . .
Above All,

~ Chief Dan George

~ Beannaichte'
3 June, 2019    

Thursday, May 23, 2019

"There Was a Time"

upon a time
  there was a
of fairie tale reality. 
Of cuddly toys and noisy things
that came to life at will.
How uncomplicated
was the game of living then.
The earth's circumference
was the distance around a room.
 outstretched arms were our resting stops.
How easy then
we were to please.
How small our wants,
how few our needs. 
So sheltered we were then,
 with human walls around us,
to ward off evil, pain, and sorrow.
But we outgrew our defenses
and chose to climb,
to leave behind the faerie tale security.
How foolish 
~ Randy Jaroch

~ Beannaichte'
23 May, 2019 

~ Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the flooding and other Natural Disasters, throughout the U.S.A., and on a Global Basis.
We pray for all first responders. Your efforts are without equal. Thank you!
~ God Bless the U.S.A.!  God Bless our World!
~  Beannaichte' 

Thursday, May 2, 2019

" Sacred Hoop"

I watch her
 She sits,
fully concentrated- 
with her 
Eye on the Needle
Her stitches are tiny and varied-
precise, and incredibly neat.

I touch the worn wooden Hoop
 a Sacred Circle, in Her hands
The muslin fabric-
  a rough cloth,
will become softer, with Her working
Much the same, as Her hands,
have done with me.

I examine the different coloured threads
 carefully wrapped,
around  pieces of discarded paper
She loves bright colours
 I see their reflection
in the Eye of the Needle-
in Her intelligent eyes.

She knows how to make use of things
  Learned through Hard Times
She does not boast -
 Her way is one of Quiet Knowing
She never wastes words
So much counts, in the Doing.

I am Happy, as I sit near Her
Watching Her fingers, guiding the needle,
Skillfully, through the fabric
 Eyes Steady
Not unlike her Heart-Always Steady
As the Eye
of the Needle. 
Soon a Pattern will emerge
One She has worked, with Patience and Care
One day, I will Understand
She did Her Best to Prepare me
For a much larger Canvas; a Life-Tapestry
 Guiding, Teaching, and Loving
With Her Eye, upon the Needle. 

~ Alicia O'Hara 
~ Copyrighted Material; 26 June, 2013

 ~ Beannaichte'
2 May, 2019