fire and water

February 10, 2009

February skies finally opened up and the cool sweet relief of rain is here.  We poured some belated candles (candlemas weather was simply too hot) and whilst the children delighted in “dangerous” excitement of hot wax and kindled hope of warmth and light of flames to come, adults pondered the awesome power of destruction that self same fire can bring.  Yet in the devastation that the summer bushfires always bring (achingly deadly this year), the rains never fail to herald new life as from the ashes new growth tenderly and resiliently shoot forth, the community, and even the whole country rallies together, and the miraculous new birth of spirit occurs. 

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We light a new candle today, both in grievance and in gratitude.

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5 Responses to “fire and water”

  1. sarah Says:

    Beautifully said!

  2. keyholetothecastle Says:

    Goodbye fire faeries

    I have just found your blog and love it so have subscribed to a feed. So nice to have a fellow Waldorf inspired Mama in the southern hemisphere!
    Alison – NZ

  3. Jennifer Tan Says:

    Beautiful! We have nominated you for the Lemonade Award for inspiring us, every day. Thank you, so much!

    For more information on this, go to our blog: http://syrendell.blogspot.com/ We’d love for you to follow our blog, too! 🙂

    –Jennifer

  4. Carle Says:

    Hi I love your blog so have nominated you for a lemonade award
    http://www.ourholisticlife.blogspot.com

    xx

  5. myartemismoon Says:

    Thankyou so much Jennifer and Carle, I never dreamed I would ever receive a blog award. How lovely. This was just what I needed to keep this blog going after receiving a few very nasty or downright rude comments here recently.
    You both have very inspiring blogs too.
    Thankyou and blessings to you both. Now I just need work out how and who to post this on too.


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