8th February 2021
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3rd February 2021
“I thought the earth remembered me,
she took me back so tenderly,
arranging her dark skirts, her pockets
full of lichens and seeds.
I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,
nothing between me and the white fire of the stars
but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths
among the branches of the perfect trees.
All night I heard the small kingdoms
breathing around me, the insects,
and the birds who do their work in the darkness.
All night I rose and fell, as if in water,
grappling with a luminous doom. By morning
I had vanished at least a dozen times
into something better.”
~ Mary Oliver, “Sleeping in the Forest”
Thank you for finding this, Ian
21st January 2021:
For a couple of months our sangha has been nameless.
During our Zoom meeting on Tuesday evening (19th January), which was an opportunity for 'sharing', passing the stone and giving space for deep listening, I offered the friends gathered together the possibility of three new names.
The unanimous choice was 'The Tree of Life Sangha' - and so we have our new name.