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.
We are all just walking each other home.