Daily Archives: June 11, 2013

Reds, A Wonderful Way With Words and Apache Wedding Prayer

1   In a gap between showers, we went into town and the greengrocer’s display was just so red – from the crimson of the cherries to the orangey-red of these tomatoes still on the vine. I love the smell when they are broken off the vine – so delicious.Do you remember making earrings when two cherries were joined together on the stalk? Simple pleasures!

Tomatoes on the vine

Tomatoes on the vine

Precious and very expensive cherries

Precious and very expensive cherries

2   I have had such a lovely thing happen today. An ex-pupil has been in touch to tell me how I have never been forgotten and how I am the motivation for this person deciding to go into teaching. S/he was serendipitously introduced to my blog by a good friend and then discovered my photo on the About Me page and left me a comment……..  I’m walking on air tonight!  (Now, of course, I’m wondering where that expression comes from!)

3   Interestingly, this beautiful poem has come my way twice in as many days. It is to be one of the readings at a Wedding Ceremony I am conducting next week and a good friend sent it to me too.

Apache Wedding Prayer

Now you will feel no rain,
For each of you will be shelter to the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
For each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there is no more loneliness,
For each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two bodies,
But there is only one life before you.
Go now to your dwelling place
To enter into the days of your togetherness
And may your days be good and long upon the earth

What lovely sentiments with which to begin life together.


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