This is Dorothy Blandford. Welcome to this audio section of Innisfree, and warm greetings for this wonderful New Year of 2010. I hope that what you hear, or read, will 'speak' to you in a way that is meaningful for you.
This month I offer some very special words that speak about how we connect with one another. They were composed by Leslie Konkin, who has kindly given me permission to share them with you. We recently attended a writing class where our final assignment was to write about a ball of yarn that had taken on a life of its own.
"Explaining how we relate to one another has been attempted by many, but only vaguely accomplished by a few. The connection of human spirit is both obvious and elusive and when contained by words the outcome appears somehow diminished. Metaphor is perhaps the best we can do to produce a picture that captures the essence of our relationship to one another.
"Imagine as you navigate through life, that you leave a trail of yarn in your path. The yarn is your past, your present, and will follow you into your future. Everyone else also leaves a trail of yarn in their path. As these millions of threads meander with life they may touch each other. Consider how many people you encounter in a single day. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of occasions where your thread touches another. First impression is one of a huge tangle of yarn that may create a chaotic ball of paralysis.
"Life means growth, and with growth our yarn continues to spin and move forward despite occasional knots and tangles. With each touch of a strand energy is shared, consciously or not. As one strand touches another a relationship is formed, for a second, a moment, or a lifetime. We are each uniquely changed by the touching of our yarns."
Written by Leslie Konkin, December 2009, used with permission
May this year bring you very special connections, much happiness, serenity and good health.
Until next time... this is Dorothy... Namasté.
Rev. Dorothy Blandford, Ph.D
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