The Library Blog

Welcome to the Library Blog! My name is Mrs. Elizabeth Fanning and I am Waldorf's School Librarian and Media Specialist. You can also email me at fanninge@waldorfgarden.org. Thank you!

 

Inspiration for our Community

The last few weeks have been difficult for us all.  Some of us suffered great loss while the rest suffer from watching the pain of our close friends and loved ones.  I stumbled across this poem the other day.  Upon hearing it I was touched with a surge of emotion that was sadness and relief at the same time.  There is an interesting perspective to take in situations such as these, situations none of us should have to experience.  I share this poem with all of you now in hopes that you can find some relief in it as well.

 

"This being human is a guest house

Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,

some momentary awareness comes

as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!

Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, 

whoviolently sweep your house

empty of it's furniture,

still treat each guest honorably.

He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark though, the shame, the malice,

meet them at the door laughing,

and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,

because each has been sent 

as a guide from beyond."

~Rumi~

 

I hope this poem finds you well.  Good times are coming for you all.

<3

Miss Cohen

Posted by Elizabeth Cohen on Tuesday November, 13, 2012 at 02:00PM

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