Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Scottish Blessing

 May the blessing of light be on you - light without and light within. 
May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire,
so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.
And may light shine out of the two eyes of you,
like a candle set in the window of a house,
bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.
And may the blessing of the rain be on you,
may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean,
and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines,
and sometimes a star.
And may the blessing of the earth be on you,
soft under your feet as you pass along the roads,
soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day;
and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it.
May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God.
And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly. Amen.
Scottish Blessing

Back to pears and vases, feels good...................


Dennis Allen said...

I see a RAKU firing in your future.

handstories said...

your pears are such delicious shapes.

oldgreymare said...

they're beautiful <3

fire away ...

Vicki said...


Sandy miller said...

After my ranting I head to church..... Um studio! Lovely peaceful pots........

Tracey Broome said...

Church is everywhere!

Lori Buff said...

May the raku kiln gods bless you and your pots.

Trish said...

Beautiful pears and poem...keep us posted with the process of the pears....Perfect! :)..T.

Trish said...

p.s...the vases are perfect too! :)

Scott Garrett said...

Shit Tracey, I'd kill for a batch of those vase forms to play with! I guess if I'm not sitting at that wheel i'm not going to have any... this kiln business has got me in a cul-de-sac. Anyway life always throws up more distractions, hey ho. Glad to read progress being made on the meter.