May all that is unforgiven in you,
May your fears yield
Their deepest tranquilities.
May all that is unlived in you,
Blossom into a future,
Graced with love.
by John O’Donohue
The “former Catholic priest turned visionary bestselling author” John O’Donohue has a way of capturing heartfelt well-wishes in a way that lands deeply with me, and this short blessing (from his book Benedictus) is no exception to that. It seemed a fitting way to end 2022 with… and may it be true for you and for all of us!
PS picture by yours truly, taken on day before the winter solstice, when Duddingston Loch in Edinburgh seemed a window into the sky…