Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Gathered in community


Spoken as a call and response last evening at a Service of Remembrance at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance:


In the rising of the sun and in its going down, 
we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind, and the calm of its stillness, 
we remember them.


In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, 
we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, 
we remember them.


In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, 
we remember them.
In the midpoint of the year, and at its beginning and end, 
we remember them.


When we are weary and in need of strength, 
we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart, 
we remember them.


When we have joys we yearn to share, 
we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live, 
for they are now part of us, 
we remember them.


Littany of Remembrance by Roland B. Gittelsohn


And remember them, I do.






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