Sorry, John O’Donohue we had a typo in the title of your poem yesterday. It did sort of still make sense to me with a “in” but upon looking at Catherine’s book of the blessings the right little two letter word is “on”. I will go back and edit the blogpost now. There. So it is, “For A Friend On The Arrival Of Illness”.
But the thought remains how come it took me five years of writing to get half way to what John said in one poem? See that’s the “not fair” part. But I am happy none the less for I found the trail even though I had to do it the hard way and crawl it at a snail’s pace. I understand what he is getting at in other words, it all looks familiar.
Hat’s off to you John for this piece of poetry, this blessing. You have enriched the conversation immensely. You have pointed the way to something different, something positive, something that we can work with.
OK, walking in minutes. Tomorrow is just hours away, we you then. Anon, Felipé.