Monday, December 04, 2006

Happy Birthday Ana

'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.'

(Frederick Buechner)



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.

4 comments:

The Father said...

And with you .....

keep feeding the buechner addiction .... as a lover of words you will never be disappointed by him.

m

mister tumnus said...

yeh! i must borrow some off you. i knew the julie lee song for ages before i knew they were buechner's words. not that she doesn't have some amazing words of her own mind you!

The Harbour of Ourselves said...

hey, cs

you made me cry... thank you, that was a kind thing you did

mister tumnus said...

hey, no bother. it's just what i thought of after reading your post. i guess i had buechner in mind because of mark's blog.i like all this interconnectedness...