Sunday, January 13, 2008

I Am Constantly Amazed

After the sudden passing of my very good friend Odat's husband, I have watched her site with amazement at the outpouring being offered to comfort her. I find myself on many occasions somewhat disillusioned by the way we as humans treat each other. Sometimes we go out of the way to frustrate others just for the sake of having something to do at the time. I will confess that I have taken my turn at being misanthropic as well. What really causes the hitch in my giddyup is when something such as this happens, and so many people from so many places, take a moment of their time to offer comfort to a person they only know from blogging.

I was reading through the comment section on her blog and happened across one that touched me in a big way. With my apologies to Odat for purloining her comment, and to the author of the comment, I only say that I had to, it was one of those beautiful things that made me stop and just listen to my own space for a few minutes.

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.
Sometimes Saintly Nick

Go outdoors and smile at a stranger today. Maybe tomorrow as well.


BikerbabeNJ said...

good idea

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Sending hugs to you too, Deb. I wish I could do something to help Odat, who never fails to notice the pain of others and to comfort them.

It's so very sad that she is being tested in this way along with everything else she deals with so magnificently.

She is an amazing woman who touches so many hearts every day.

Patti said...

I was so sorry to read the news just now on Odat's blog.
I am glad she has a friend like you, Deb.

She is a beautiful person and I so enjoy visiting her blog.

Odat said... in the moment, it's all we have!!!!
I'm so glad the last words Tom and I had were: I love you. I love you too. ( and we meant it)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Odat, that's so beautiful. You and Tom were very blessed to have each other, and I think that counts so much more than how long we are given.

Everyone should know that kind of love in their lives.

Sending hugs to you.