“And So This Year” by Doug Lowry

Abundance

And so this Year

Let us find the way to stir up some Destiny.

Let us tempt Fate to shift us all this year.

Let us invoke the stars to tilt us to an epic degree.

Let us raise mountains to mark an epoch from this moment forward.

Let us speak what is possible, and be the answer to each others’ great longings.

Let us name the blessings that others long to hearĀ and sing tribute to Courage.

Let us now rise up every one and all of those who have seen and heard and know and can be and give and breathe and be present and do and bless in one fell swoop.

Let us brick the thoroughfares we make with intentionally brave acts of love and mortar those same roads with random acts of kindness.

Let us be tender to one another and be Forgiveness even when justice requires punishment.

Let us ask who has enough, and be Fullness for those who need.

Let the small children be heard, let their daydreams be known, let them hear that they are the Beloved.

Let us Mourn with a somber fullness and wait and linger and wait and linger and pause and ponder and be still without asking if any healing process has begun.

Let us thank even those who get it wrong for trying to be better and attempting do good.

Let us let go of what ails you or me and us together, all so as to make room for what is true and beautiful and delicious

Let us wallow in generosity, sure of our own giving rather than another’s.

Let us whistle in the wild wood, and paddle the quiet waters, and scale the sheer rock face.

Let us count stars and freckles.

Let us savor every dark dream the melancholy soul fashions.

Let us remember to Live while we are yet alive.

This year

Let us find the way to stir up some Destiny

Let us tempt fate to shift us all this year

Let us invoke the stars to tilt us to an epic degree

Let us raise mountains to mark an epoch from this moment forward.

Let us speak what is possible, and be the answer to each others’ great longings.