Our first grandchild was born this past Saturday, Oct 5.
Her name is Ruby Rose.
These are my birth day blessings to her, taken from A Birthday Blessing.
May you find, in your life’s journey,
many pleasant places from which
to watch and enjoy the pageant
of existence — porches, window seats,
nooks, river banks, bowers, balconies
and perfectly placed windows.
Let there be frequent
and fine conversations,
… and quiet times with friends,
when words are not needed,
and the rustle of leaves,
or the movement of water,
seems the central fact of existence.
Make sure there are flowers everywhere
in your life—in your yard, at your door,
on your table by your window.
I hope for you
rich and attainable daydreams,
… and night dreams in which you
adventure grandly, and reach both
understanding and solution.
Let there be plentiful books,
and the leisure to read them.
Let this birthday be an opening into a
more glorious existence.
Would that I could give you infinite
birthdays and time unmeasured,
but instead I send you a sense of the
freedom from time that can be achieved
by those who fully embrace
A Birthday Blessing, by Welleran Poltarnees, Blue Lantern Books, 1998