May my mind come alive today
To the invisible geography
That invites me to new frontiers
To break the dead shell of yesterdays
To risk being disturbed and changed.
May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love
To postpone my dream no longer,
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
John O’Donohue from ‘A morning offering’
Image: ‘Wanderer above the sea of fog’ [Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer] by Caspar David Friedrich, circa 1817, Kunsthalle Hamburg.
Listen to Bryn Terfel, accompanied by Malcolm Martineau, perform ‘I have Trod the Upward and the Downward Slope’ from ‘Songs of Travel’ – words by R L Stevenson, set to music by R Vaughan Williams:
In St Mary’s prayer cycle for May 2020, today we pray for those living on council estates with no gardens to use.
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