Thursday, December 17, 2009

Community

Starhawk is one of my longtime teachers, as well as being a friend. Her writing has always spoken to my soul. Another friend sent me this quote a few weeks ago. I've re-read it several times since then. It's so beautiful, touches me somewhere deep within.

We are all longing to go home to some place we have never been - a place half-remembered and half-envisioned we can only catch glimpses of from time to time. Community. Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats. Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power. Community means strength that joins our strength to do the work that needs to be done. Arms to hold us when we falter. A circle of healing. A circle of friends. Someplace where we can be free.
~Starhawk~

2 comments:

Beth said...

So mote it be. I am thankful to think of you as part of my extended community, dearest Sarah!

Blessings!
- Beth

Sarah said...

and I am grateful that you are part of mine, Beth. How fortunate I am!