And Now, a Word about the Element of Air

Winds During Hurricane Sandy
Let us bless the invigoration
Of clean, fresh air.

That gentleness of air
That holds down and slows the rain,
Let it fall down.

The shyness of air
That never shows its face.

The force of air
In wall after wall
Of straining wind.

In the name of the air,
The breeze,
And the wind,
May our souls
Stay in rhythm
With eternal

By John O’Donohue, from “In Praise of Air,” in To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings.

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