SOURCE OF ALL BLESSINGS,
you bless us with seashells —
those surprisingly appealing
skeletons of once alive creatures,
those never-ending variations on
the theme of imperishable beauty
in perishable form. May I, who put
sea urchins on the palm of my hand
and hold conch shells to my ear, as
I did when I was a child, hear the
roar of a distant ocean and feel the
lightness and fragility of life.
Sense how it feels to honor the beauty, wonder, and lessons of seashells. When we allow ourselves to be with, and contemplate, the fragility and tenacity of life it can quickly refine our experience of this moment and its precious, myriad possibilities.
“May this patchwork quilt of blessings help to sharpen your taste for the gift of life in its innumerable facets,” Br. David writes. “May you grow ever more blessed, ever more able to bless.”
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