“Remember on this one thing, said Badger. The stories people tell have a way of taking care of them. If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed. Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive. That is why we put these stories in each other’s memories. This is how people care for themselves. ” Crow and Weasel
I began writing Sabbath Moment over 10 years ago… mostly for my own weekly soul food, my own way to tell stories, my own way to stay sane. I am very glad to share them with and anyone who wishes the gift of pause–the permission to live in a spirit of gentleness, slowness and delight.
March 2011 –
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A first grade class was asked to name the Seven Wonders of the World. They threw themselves into the assignment.
“Niagara Falls,” said one.
“The pyramids,” said another.
“The Nile River,” said a third.
“These are great,” the teacher encouraged them. And the children continued to answer, save one girl, who said nothing.
When asked, she said to the teacher, “I don’t think I understand the question.”
“Because I have all the wrong answers,” she said.
“Why don’t you read what you have, and we’ll help you,” the teacher told her.
The girl stood and read, “The seven wonders of the world are,
And to belong.“
She got that right.
Life begins when we are fully awake–when we pay attention–regardless of the island of our circumstances, where we may feel trapped or in need or rescue.