Prayers for Japan: “We Lift Our Eyes To The Hills”
All afternoon, Sir,
your ambassadors have been turning
into lakes and rivers.
At first they were just clouds, like any other.
Then they broke open. This is, I suppose,
just one of the common miracles,
a transformation, not a vision,
not an answer, not a proof, but I put it
there, close against my heart, where the need is, and it serves
the purpose. I go on, soaked through, my hair
like corn, or wheat, shining and useful.
~ Mary Oliver ~
(Why I Wake Early, 2004)
We Lift up the People of Japan,
Those who have suffered the devastation of both earthquake and Tsunami,
Those who have lost loved ones, homes, businesses, livelihoods and all connection to the present and past.
Those who don’t know where to turn and fear even looking at the future.
We hold them in the light this day.
We offer them our love, our hearts, our comfort,
our positive and peaceful energy and our hope for a bright future.
We affirm the blessings and Safety that the Compassionate One has for their lives.
Oleg Bartunov is a Research Scientist living in Moscow, Russia who has a passion for photographing phenomenal beauty. For that we are truly grateful. “Iridescent Cloud Over the Himalayas” was posted here with kind permission from the photographer.
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