Once for each thing. Just once; no more.
And we too, just once. And never again.
But to have been this once, completely,
even if only once: to have been
at one with the earth,
seems beyond undoing.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Some Earth Day love sent to me this morning by my mom via Adriene Mishler of Yoga with Adriene.
This morning I heard a talk at the Vancouver Unitarian church by a Metis woman named Aline LaFlamme called "All My Relations." It was all about our relationships to each other and thereby the earth and nature, and how we are all relations, all connected in the circle of life. It was really beautiful.
So in light of it being Earth Day, your prompt for today is to write an offering to the earth. <3
This time last year, looking at this purple sunrise, I remember thinking I was EXACTLY where I was supposed to be. And being there, everything I experienced while I was there, led me into the next part of my life, when I returned to Vancouver after 3 months on the Big Island, when my 7-year relationship ended for good, when I fell apart and put myself back together, and arrived here today. Stronger than I've been before. (Thanks Ariana Grande.) The light feels so good after so much darkness.
Today's prompt: "A door closed. The next thing I knew..."