I sit here thinking about a piece that has been playing through my mind of late. It is titled "A Gaelic Blessing" by John Rutter. The beautiful text describes the peace of Christ, illustrating aspects of creation through rhythm, harmony, & gentle rising/falling of the melody. To my ears, peace becomes the waves lapping on the beach of a clear & starry night.
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ,
of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.
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When this piece echoes through my mind, I think of a friend who is starting a new chapter in their journey. These words speak all that I wish to say to them.