'Island calls to island across the silence, and once, in trust, the real words come, a bridge is built and love is done--not sentimental, emotional love, but love that is a pontifex, bridge-builder. Love that speaks the holy and healing word which is: God be with you, stranger who are no stranger. I wish you well.'
she is two today. i remember when i was pregnant with her i used sing these words (tune courtesy of julie lee). today they are for her and also for paul whose post this morning reminded me of them again. God be with you, stranger who are no stranger.