What a week this has been for America. There is so much I want to say but instead I am sharing a poem by Shannon Wills that expresses my feelings more eloquently than I can. Toby and I had fun finding and making images to go with Shannon’s simple yet profound words. We hope you enjoy. And in complete appreciation of all the people that voted in our country – God Bless America!
I voted today.
I dropped my heart into the ballot
And cast my vote for the world I
want to see.
I voted for country over party,
And planet over country.
I voted for everyone, and their dog.
I voted for the ancestors,
And the dreams they prayed we
I voted for the children,
Carnivals and innocence and joy.
I voted for the elders,
Soft wisdom, busy hands weaving
webs of time.
I voted for the Divine Feminine
To rise again and take her throne.
I voted for the moon.
I voted for owls and crows and
And ancient forests teeming with life.
I voted for the Great Spirit
To guide us toward our rightful
At the feet of the sacred,
Through the gates of conscience,
That we may find our way back
And of course, I voted for love.
Now what to do
But wait for the ballots to be
Meanwhile, rivers roar, bones rattle,
Past and future ages hold their
They are waiting to see
If our hearts will reawaken…
Eyes open and ears pricked
Songs on the tips of their tongues,
Ready to welcome us back to the
chorus of life.
I voted today.
I voted for you and me, free.
I voted that we’ll make it
Back home together, alive.
— Shannon Wills
And speaking of the moon, a good friend sent me this stunning video of the Moonrise behind the Byron Bay Lighthouse in South Wales, Australia. It feels very appropriate for this moment in time. Enjoy – Hallelujah!
For the love of our democracy and the right to vote,