Tuesday, May 21, 2024


I discovered this poem in Anam Cara, A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O'Donohue. It speaks so  hopefully to me at my stage in life that I decided to share it. I hope it will speak to you as well. Max

                                  A Blessing for Old Age


May the light of your soul mind you.


May all your worry and anxiousness about your age

Be transfigured.


May you be given wisdom for the eyes of your soul

To see this as a time of gracious harvesting.

May you have the passion to heal what has hurt you,

And allow it to come closer and become one with you.


May you have great dignity,

Sense how free you are;

Above all, may you be given the wonderful gift

Of meeting the eternal light that is within you.


May you be blessed;

And may you find a wonderful love

In your self for your self.


                                                John O'Donohue, Irish Poet