A blessing

Walk through the valley and listen, go on the mountain and sing your joy! Rise eagerly into the day and be ready for the night. Visit the ewes with their lambs and watch the phoebes build their nests. Follow the trail of jets into infinity and wait for the snail to cross your path. Exult with the hawk in the wind and wait with the garter snake in the sun. Join the brook in laughter and let the cloud teach you tenderness. Smile to chickweed and gentian and be quickened greeting the ant. On your knees weed your herb bed and be patient for roses. Follow the light from East to West and rest in the shade of the maple. From your mountain bless your valley then come ho me hallowing your house with your song of joy!

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