Dan and Hannah Celebrate Her 68th

This past weekend Hannah celebrated her 68th birthday.  By the way, she was born at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY during the winter of 1948.  She wrote a poem for the occasion that  I bring to you as a bonus blog this week.  At the end, she adds a quote from Ram Dass that captures her world view brilliantly.   Dan

Besides the wine…

We go on hikes to see the world,

traveling skies and highways too;

Redwood giants’ majesty

matches purple mountains’ hue.

Spacious skies and amber grain,

Grand canyons, rocks of red;

all delight our senses, true,

but there’s another way we’re fed.

Waterfalls and warm spring pools

soothe our screaming feet;

but at the end of the day (besides the wine)

it’s the people that we meet…

… Hazel, PJ, Scott and Tree, Jocelyn and her mother

who remind me what it’s all about – watching out for one other.

Yes, at the end of  the day (besides the wine)

it’s the people that we meet,

who show me time and time again:

with companions I’m complete.

tiny house

We are all just walking each other home.

Ram Dass

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