Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a MAN. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm. We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes, all we have to do is reach out to Him.

Let's be more aware of all the choices, situations, twists and turns that brought us to this place right here and now. They May Be Miracles.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kiss Me I'm Irish (But Not Really)

Today everyone gets to be Irish if they want.  Since Celtic Music is probably at the top of my favorite kind of music list I'm taking the opportunity to play some on here today!  I'll remove it eventually...I know a couple of my friends asked that I not play music anymore on my blog since it interferes with the music they're already playing!!  Although it conflicts with the "artsy" side of me to not have music playing (I feel like it somehow completes the effect I want here) - I do understand b/c I often like to play music on my computer as well and have to turn off the music on my blog and other peoples' blogs when I do that. 

Have a very fun St. Patricks's one holiday not about cards...just fun!!  Yes, there's a great Saint behind the holiday too!!  Kiss SOMEBODY...Irish or not!!!


Robin said...

Happy St Pattys...I know about the music..someone always told me not to have it on the blog..even though sometimes I want to..I guess it could get annoying...who knows..? put it on if you want..we can turn it down if we want...have a good night..!

Dustine said...

Thanks Robin...hope your St. Patty's Day was a good one :-)