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Litany For A Season of Night and Storm

For the hand that speeds the plow, and the shovel, and the sand truck,
We give thanks.

For the hand that repairs the transformer, tames the downed wire, and directs the traffic in the cold,
We give thanks.

For the hand that drives the firetruck, the tow truck, and the ambulance,
We give thanks.

For the hand that leaves the safety of the sidewalk, the warmth of the car, and the comfort of the house when a stranger needs a push,
We give thanks.

For the hand that brings warmth to the shivering, makes welcome the stranded, and feeds the housebound,
We give thanks.

For the hand that counts the candles, splits the firewood, and fuels the generator,
We give thanks.

For the hand that knits the sweater, zips the snowsuit, and finds the lost mitten,
We give thanks.

For the hand that pulls the toboggan, throws the snowball, and laces the skate,
We give thanks.

For the hand that lights the fire, makes the cocoa, and bakes the cookies,
We give thanks.

For all the hands that build, protect, and maintain the community by which we live and thrive, we give thanks, and we pledge the strength of our own hands, be it great or small, to work and to play together, in this season and in all the winters to come.

Many thanks to [personal profile] karnythia for beta.

Date: 2013-12-23 02:41 am (UTC)
amazon_syren: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amazon_syren
I am seriously sitting here crying because of this. <3

Date: 2013-12-23 04:51 am (UTC)
thnidu: my familiar. "Beanie Baby" -type dragon, red with white wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] thnidu

May I link to this?
Edited Date: 2013-12-23 04:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-12-23 06:11 am (UTC)
mmegaera: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mmegaera
This is lovely.

Ice storms can be pretty, but wow, are they destructive. Here's hoping you and yours make it through this one safe and warm.

Date: 2013-12-23 09:01 am (UTC)
linaelyn: (horizon by hope)
From: [personal profile] linaelyn
It has been said already, but... AMEN. It was the first word that came to mind, after each couplet.

You surely have seen this already, but just in case not, this called to mind this post about hygge.

Thanks. I needed that. And there are tears on my cheeks, here.

Date: 2013-12-23 02:28 pm (UTC)
fajrdrako: TARDIS in winter ([Christmas] - 02)
From: [personal profile] fajrdrako

Date: 2013-12-23 03:51 pm (UTC)
tree_and_leaf: Isolated tree in leaf, against blue sky. (Default)
From: [personal profile] tree_and_leaf

Date: 2013-12-23 07:25 pm (UTC)
katarik: Babylon 5: Franklin, text hoping for the best (Endless optimist.)
From: [personal profile] katarik

Much love for the icon, from an Episcopalian.

Date: 2013-12-24 03:49 am (UTC)
giglet: (Default)
From: [personal profile] giglet
Thank you.

Date: 2013-12-25 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
My darling, may I share this with my ohana here on the Island. It is so beautiful.

Date: 2013-12-25 08:05 pm (UTC)
batyatoon: (let there be light)
From: [personal profile] batyatoon
Amen, amen, amen.

your mother in law wants permission to share

Date: 2013-12-25 08:12 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This is a lovely litany may I share it with my Island ohana. Many of us are refugees from the cold and snow.

Date: 2013-12-25 09:51 pm (UTC)
minoanmiss: (Minoan Woman by Ileliberte)
From: [personal profile] minoanmiss
This is truly blessed. Thank you.


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