“Ten times a day something happens to me like this – some strengthening throb of amazement – some good sweet empathic ping and swell. This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness.” ~ Mary Oliver
To take that awareness, that energy, passion, warmth and complete presence and transfer it to all we are and do, now that would glorify God!
Eileen and Katie – Spring 2016
Eileen has mastered E. M. Forster’s message in Howard’s End.
Linus cherished his security blanket. Brigid Walsh fingered the satin trim of a blanket. Maggie Scannell clung to an old warn Bunny. Tommy McCann poked his belly button.
Eileen sinks into peaceful reverie by sucking one thumb and twirling an ear. If necessary, she’ll grasp her own, but she prefers the ear of the holder. When she looks me in the eye and grabs hold, she owns me.
My ear is open and ready for Eileen – for anything.