Sunday, 7 March 2010

Linking all things ...

Everything is linked - Per Harling

Every breath is sacred.
Each pulse is the beat of everything.
Each step is a step together.
Each individual case is universal.
Each wound is everyone's pain.
Each cry is everyone weeping.
Each cry of giving voice to the earth,
for its sorrow and lamentation.
Everything is linked; earth with sky, I go.
Everything is linked; the life of the body with the life of the soul.

Sometimes, somewhere out there there is great solidarity. This ad hoc translation of one of Per Harling's Psalms was sent to me over the weekend. Along with reading detective fiction and teaching the young people it has helped to lift my spirits and encourage me to face the new week. It is good to have friends.