Reds, A Wonderful Way With Words and Apache Wedding Prayer

11 Jun

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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13 responses to “Reds, A Wonderful Way With Words and Apache Wedding Prayer

  1. Heidi @ lightlycrunchy

    June 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Cherries have been on sale this week – very rare here – so I’ve been eating my weight in them while I can.

    Lovely prayer, too.

  2. Teepee12

    June 12, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    It’s a scarlet time of year 🙂

  3. SingleFocus

    June 12, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Beautiful red

  4. flowerpot

    June 12, 2013 at 8:33 am

    That’s lovely Sally and well deserved! Award for you over at my place xx

  5. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    June 12, 2013 at 4:19 am

    We touch so many lives as we make our way through life; you have to be proud you had such a positive impact.

  6. Marilyn Griffin

    June 12, 2013 at 1:51 am

    to have a student let you know how much you meant to her/him…is so sweet…mor than that…you have touched a life and made a difference…how awesom is that!

  7. john zande

    June 11, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Good teachers are priceless…. and i mean that literally.

  8. G.S.

    June 11, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    She, if that helps 🙂

    That prayer is gorgeous. I’ve sent it on to a few people.

  9. mixedupmeme

    June 11, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    We never know when we will touch the lives of others and motivate them. What a wonderful feeling it was for you when your student told you.

    I copied the prayer. A nice way to renew vows any day. It is beautiful.

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 12, 2013 at 6:35 am

      Very glad you lik the Apache prayer. Indeed, I filled up with tears, reading that message from my ex-pupil. 🙂

  10. Don

    June 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    It’s a wonderful thing to be affirmed and remebered in the way you have been. I’m sure you celebrate it. That Apache prayer is beautiful. So completely free of religious jargon.


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