For 2013…and beyond…
I wish for you all that is bright and shining and new, all that’s mysterious and soft yet true. I wish for deep waters and lofty thoughts. I wish for breezes that bring you always always home to your heart.
I wish you peace and acceptance with every challenge that arises.
I wish you fulfilment and feting for every summit achieved.
I wish you work that challenges and stirs you, and lets you serve to your full capacity.
I wish you strength to your formidable heart, so you can shine light on dark days.
I wish you ease and laughter in all your relationships.
I wish you roads that open at every turn, legs that bound along them, a spirit to soar above you, and when required, a compañero whose stride will match yours.
I wish for you to be always coming home. Always on your path. Always free. Always open. Always receiving.
I wish on my star and your star and every other lucky star that your way be made in beauty and your days be made in joy.
I wish you love and love and more love.
The year is picking up pace. I’m off to Sydney to spend time working on my new book, and also, hopefully, to make work with two trusted friends and collaborators. Fingers crossed.
While I’m there I’ll be leading a writing workshop on February 6th from 10am to 1.30pm. I’ll also be in conversation with Monsignor Tony Doherty on February 7th. After the talk we had in Melbourne, which was one of my highlights of 2012, I’m looking forward to it enormously. More details are at the end of this post. Both of these events will be conducted at Tony’s parish in Rose Bay, and if you can come along, or spread the word to others, please do. Tony is a true pilgrim – and an inspiration.
I hope such inspiration is close at hand for you all through this year, and that whatever you undertake, it brings you rewards beyond your imagining.
Thanks, as ever, for sharing my road. I’m excited to see where it is leading us all.
5 thoughts on “Wishing…”
Thank you Ailsa for the beautiful poem.
Beautiful wishes; thank you, and back at you…
The idea of the church sharing the moral delinquencies of its parishioners is a loaded one and I am sure it will make an interesting discussion. As in any analysis, we will first have to define the difficult terms – “sharing” for example, and “moral delinquency”. Good luck! You’re the right woman for the job!
Thanks Julie and Lizzie – hope your 2013 is all and more.
And yes, “interesting” indeed, Lizzie! The great thing is that I know Tony has no interest in shirking any question, but only in continuing to delve. He is a terrific conversation partner. Shall remember to put that to him.
Ailsa I just love your writing on “Wishing” extremely thoughtful and poetic and beautiful
So kind, Joan. I’m grateful when it resonates. Gracias.